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Microsoft Brings Ads in Windows 8.1

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    Microsoft Brings Ads in Windows 8.1


    Windows 8.1 is now available for all users worldwide, either as an update or as a separate download, with Microsoft encouraging everyone to deploy it as soon as possible.

    While Windows 8.1 indeed comes with lots of improvements, Redmond is also working on some new features, some of which are based on the existing capabilities of the operating system.

    For example, Microsoft announced that as part of its new ad experience, it would also integrate advertisements in the Bing Smart Search feature included in Windows 8.1

    “As my colleague David Pann shared over the summer now in Windows 8.1, with one search, consumers can look for information across the web, device, apps and cloud. Bing Ads are an integral part of this experience and will help people find relevant information to help them get things done,” Microsoft’s Greg Nelson said in a post.
    Microsoft Brings Ads in Windows 8.1


    See also: How to Turn On or Off Using Bing with Ads to Search Online in Windows 8.1
    Last edited by Brink; 22 Oct 2013 at 00:37.

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    It should be noted, you can turn this off. Along with the Bing Search itself.
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    For now.
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    Do you really think enterprise customers would put up with it if you couldn't? They are the ones MS listens to.
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    Who knows what the future holds this is a big cash cow for M$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Do you really think enterprise customers would put up with it if you couldn't? They are the ones MS listens to.

    The voice of the mighty dollar is much louder than any customer, regardless of who that customer may be.
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    Who do you think pays those dollars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    For now.
    The race to the bottom continues it seems
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    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    For now.
    Just like the Start Menu hack in W8DP.
    They ripped the code out as soon as they discovered that most people were "killing" Metro.

    It was obvious that MS planned to do this (especially once they killed the Start Menu).

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Do you really think enterprise customers would put up with it if you couldn't? They are the ones MS listens to.
    Just like MS listened to the complaints before W8 was released?

    How many businesses are running W8 (or even planning to implement it)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Just like the Start Menu hack in W8DP.
    They ripped the code out as soon as they discovered that most people were "killing" Metro.
    We're not talking about a hack. We're talking about a supported, in full view setting in the control panel.

    Please compare apples to apples.

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Just like MS listened to the complaints before W8 was released?

    How many businesses are running W8 (or even planning to implement it)?
    That's a function of the fact most businesses just transitioned to Windows 7, and it still has a 5 year support lifecycle. Within the next 2-3 years they're going to start transitioning to whatever is current at that time, and if it's filled with advertising, without a way to shut it off via group policy, they're not going to be happy.

    Right now, business doesn't care about Windows 8 because they've already standardized on Windows 7. Microsoft knows this, and that's why Windows 8 is so consumer focused.
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