Semantic Kernel’s new icon and the art of teamwork

Matthew Bolanos

Veronica Ward

One year in, Microsoft Semantic Kernel has already begun reshaping how AI and application development teams collaborate to conquer complex problems with smart solutions. In line with that spirit, today’s logo upgrade isn’t just cosmetic – it’s the unveiling of a logo that represents the harmonious partnership we foster daily. Let’s take a closer look at the symbol that now stands for seamless teamwork, powered by AI, to serve both the innovators behind the scenes and the customers they support.


Image Large SK LogoThe Story Behind the Symbol

As we refined our identity with a new logo, we wanted to reinforce the message that two teams – AI and App Dev – are better together. This updated design captures the essence of modern teamwork, where varied expertise converges to ignite rapid innovation and development. When traditional app development (blue) is combined together with ML and AI development (pink), you can better address business challenges through intelligent automation and optimization.



The Core of Convergence

At the center of it all is the kernel, depicted in our new icon as a solid sphere. At its core, the Semantic Kernel makes it possible for all teams to contribute ideas and resources to the same enterprise-grade solution. This is possible thanks to the components (prompts, plugins, planners) that can be reused across each of Semantic Kernel’s supported languages (Python, .Net, and Java). This facilitates a collaborative workflow that allows the strengths of one team to amplify the capabilities of the other no matter which language they use. As a solid sphere, the kernel also represents the enterprise-grade functionality (telemetry, observability, error handling) that allows customers to depend on Semantic Kernel for production deployments.


Benefiting Teams and Customers Alike

The interplay between these teams isn’t just internal mechanics – it’s about delivering results that matter. By unifying AI innovation with robust app development practices, we’re enabling rapid solutions for both internal operations and customer-facing products. The updated logo symbolizes this ecosystem designed to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of customers at scale.


Join Us in Fostering the Future of Tech Teamwork

As we reveal a logo that’s more than a mere image – it’s a depiction of our commitment to team convergence – we extend an invitation for you to engage actively in the community that aligns with your preferred development language.

Dive into the ecosystem Semantic Kernel supports, whether that’s through Python, .Net, or Java.  Join us, and empower a future where teams are more connected, solutions are more sophisticated, and the impact is truly global.




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  • José Luis Latorre Millás 0

    Any chance of having the logo vectorized? that would be great to have 🙂

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