www.office.com/setup – In yet another move by Microsoft to push its service-driven business on to customers of Windows 10, Microsoft is beginning to show ads in the default Windows 10 Mail app, promoting its Office 365 service.

Displayed in the side menu, a new button appears that reads “Get Office 365”. This ad is not shown when the menu is collapsed. Not all users of Windows 10 Mail are seeing the ad, but it looks to be rolling out, as more people continue to report seeing it.

Windows 10 Mail app Office 365 ad

Via Neowin

Some may see this as yet more intrusion by Microsoft on an operating system where people believe ads should not be present, as Windows itself is a paid product. It follows similar moves being made across the company, such as the Groove app showing a “Get Spotify premium” button, as well as Outlook and OneDrive offering similar advertisements.

Users took to reddit to display their frustration at the change:




1. YasZedOP 35 points
Here we go again, same thing with “Get OneDrive Premium” and “Get Spotify premium.”

Next thing we know we got “Get Windows premium” watermark. More comments

2. HolyFreakingXmasCake 4 points

This is what happens when the entire company is pushed to generate revenue or else their product gets axed. More comments

3. jantari 3 points

Aaaaaaand I’m uninstalling the Mail app. What a shame it’s not a bad app. More comments
As it stands, there doesn’t appear to be a way to hide the “Get Office 365” button, so those using the Mail app will just have to put up with it.