Microsoft would add even more ads for its services

Microsoft is currently testing the integration of a reminder directly in the Start menu for its services. A new addition that may annoy users.

Source: HP

For several generations of Windows, Microsoft has hesitated less and less to promote its own services. It must be said that the world now massively uses iOS or Android, which strongly encourages the use of an Apple or Google account and the services of the giants.

With Windows 11, Microsoft is heavily promoting its services, encouraging users to sign up for Microsoft 365, PC Game Pass, use Microsoft Edge or Bing, etc. A new test shows that Microsoft wants to move forward.

Stop, restart or… send data?

Users in the Insider Dev program, which allows Microsoft to test new features very early in development, have discovered a change that the company hasn’t announced.

Do we really need to populate OneDrive promotions in the user session flyout? All for the sweet sweet KPI 😭

— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) November 6, 2022

As you can see, in the Windows shutdown menu, Microsoft offers the user to finish the configuration of OneDrive, the company’s online storage service. On other images shared on Twitter, the option changes depending on the user to offer “complete your profile” Where “sign up for a Microsoft account“. In all cases, for users, it is an advertisement for a Microsoft service.

Microsoft has not commented on the reception of this news by the first users, who seem quite critical of the addition. It is still unknown whether the company will proceed. The developer channel is an opportunity for Microsoft to test features without a promise to integrate them into a commercial version of the system. This news may therefore never see the light of day on a stable version of Windows.

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