Microsoft is experimenting with advertisements on the Start menu in Windows 11.

Companies will always look for ways to reach you with advertisements. That is what Microsoft does because it also wants to advertise its goods in the Start menu of Windows 11. by way of Windows Central

This week, Microsoft received criticism for placing its service advertisements on Windows 11’s sign-out flyout. It specifically recommended setting up your own Microsoft account and using the OneDrive service offered by the firm. Microsoft appears to be interested in more than just the sign-out feature, though. Before that, the business also quietly introduced an Insiders-only feature that placed advertisements on the Start menu of its most recent operating system. The company’s intention to market the products to its users was confirmed by the test, which included the identical Microsoft account and OneDrive proposals.
Windows Central noted that it could be linked to the October 19th release of the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 to the Dev Channel. Microsoft said it was “testing out a modest tweak to the Start menu where some Insiders will see badging on their user profile reminding them that specific actions need to be completed” in the build announcement.
Undoubtedly ambiguous, the change’s description disguised the actual feature the organisation was aiming to introduce into the test. And now that this intention has been made public, the business is receiving further criticism for its desperate attempts to increase the visibility of its products among users.
The OneDrive and Microsoft user account offerings are not the only ones being marketed by the Redmond corporation. As it continues to feel the effects of the world’s economic woes, it is also competing to persuade its consumers to switch to the more recent Windows 11 operating system. StatCounter reports that Windows 10 presently has 71.29% of the global market share for desktop Windows versions, while Windows 11 only has 15.44%. But it’s difficult to predict how Microsoft will accomplish the hoped-for mass migration to Windows 11 given that the company’s tests appear to be endangering the current Windows system experience.
Christopher Woodill

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