How an ad from Microsoft broke the Windows 11 Start menu and Taskbar


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Jun 15, 2011
Microsoft started pushing promotional notifications on the latest builds of Windows 11 which is currently still in Beta, perhaps showing off how you can never really escape advertising. The promo was about Microsoft flaunting Windows 11's integration with Teams. However, the ad left the Start menu and Taskbar totally unresponsive by crashing the Windows desktop shell.

Microsoft later posted a fix for those affected by the problem. The company says that the problem was caused by a server-side deployment that went out to Windows Insiders testing out Windows 11.