It had to happen to Microsoft...

I couldn't believe it when I first saw it. Then I thought about all that money Microsoft was spending and I guess it had to happen.

I couldn't believe it when I first saw it.  Then I thought about all that money Microsoft was spending and I guess it had to happen.
I was on the Microsoft Download Center today when I noticed an add.  I was downloading some pre-requisites needed for Microsoft System Center Essentials (the "lite" version of System Center for small companies) when I got hit by a security dialog.  You know the one; the one that says this site "is not in your trusted list and I am going to block it unless you hit about 7 buttons".  And I just clicked without really looking but as it flashed away I swore it said "add." and something for the site name.

 Sure enough, the download center came up and there was a small add for Best Buy.  "Get it all at Best Buy" with a "start now" button was neatly tucked into the page (I needed ASP.NET 2.0).  Just a small thing, but there it was.  I guess it was bound to happen.

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

All ads are blocked where I work (proxy server setting) so I only see a warning banner where they should be but...

... Microsoft needs to make money where ever and when they can. I know I (have to) visit their site at least once a month (whether I like it or not). They might as get in on the sales through the use of their web site space.  ;^) 

Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchVirtualDesktop

SearchEnterpriseDesktop

SearchServerVirtualization

SearchVMware

Close