Best of the Web for Windows Users – 4 - 10 November 2013

This week, Microsoft renewed its deal with Twitter to continue showing tweets in Bing search results. Office Web Apps now have a co-authoring function that allows multiple users to access and edit documents in real-time. The Verge discussed how Xbox One could potentially revolutionize television. Internet Explorer 11 is now available also for Windows 7 and Microsoft narrowed the candidate list for its next CEO down to five. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.

The Best Tech Related News

First, the most interesting news of the week about Microsoft and its products:

Twitter, Microsoft Renew Deal to Show Tweets in Search Results - Microsoft renewed its deal with Twitter to show tweets in Bing search results.

Microsoft killing video playback in the Zune Software, & Windows Phone 7 - Microsoft has announced that Xbox video content will no longer be available through Zune software, for Windows Phone 7 devices, as of February 2014.

Collaboration just got easier: Real-time co-authoring now available in Office Web Apps - From now on, using real-time co-authoring, multiple people can contribute and edit documents simultaneously, in the Office Web Apps: Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Xbox, Watch TV: Inside Microsoft's audacious plan to take over the living room - The Verge talked to several members of the Xbox One development team, about the console's features and its potential impact on the way we see television.

IE11 now available for Windows 7 - Internet Explorer 11 is now available for download for Windows 7 as well. Here's how to get it on your PC.

Unifying Developer Registration: Windows and Windows Phone - Windows Store and Windows Phone developers now have a unified registry which allows them to more easily contribute apps to both platforms.

Exclusive: Microsoft narrows CEO shortlist; Mulally, Elop make the cut - Microsoft's list for Steve Ballmer's successor has been reduced to 5 candidates, among them, Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop and Ford Motor Co-chief Alan Mulally.

The Best Tech Tips & Guides

Here are some useful tips and tricks from our friends in the IT blogosphere:

How to Transpose Rows and Columns in Excel 2013 - How-To Geek showed their readers an easy way to convert rows to columns and vice versa using the Transpose feature in Excel 2013.

5 Windows Phone tips to use Instagram like a pro - Windows Phone Central rounded up the best tricks for using Instagram on Windows Phones. Do you know them all?

How to extract Text from Image using OneNote 2013 - OneNote 2013 allows users to save text from images using OCR, The Windows Club shows you how.

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