Best Of The Web For Windows Users - 17 - 23 May 2015

Seven days have passed since our last news roundup and it’s time to see what the headlines of this week are in Microsoft’s ecosystem. Read this recap to find more about the latest build of Windows 10 Preview for PCs, the rolling out of the Office apps for Android or the soon to be released OneClip and Revolve apps from Microsoft:

The Best Tech Related News

These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:

Celebrating Microsoft Solitaire - Solitaire was first included in Windows 25 years ago. Microsoft celebrates this popular game with two competitions. The first one takes place only among Microsoft employees, while the second one will be released to the general public, in early June.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 for PCs - A new Windows 10 build for PCs is available. It brings improvements to Start and Continuum, Microsoft Edge updates, changes to how default apps are handled, a redesigned Insider Hub, but also lots of fixes for known issues.

More new Microsoft productivity apps: OneClip, Revolve - Microsoft is readying to release two new productivity apps: OneClip and Revolve for Windows Phone. OneClip is a secured clipboard in the cloud that will allow you to copy things and paste them anywhere on your devices. Revolve is an app designed to integrate aspects from the calendar and contact manager, and then present you information about the people you’re going to meet.

New ways to get more done in Outlook.com - Outlook.com is getting updated with a new inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and a new mobile web experience. For now, the updates are available only for a few preview users.

Office for Android phone Preview now available - Microsoft announced that the preview Office apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are now available for Android smartphones.

Office Now: Microsoft's Office personal assistant coming to iOS, Android and Windows - Office Now is an app that aims to help you organize your day by making it easy to schedule meetings, find emails, get directions, join conference calls and so on. The app is in private beta testing but, when released, it should be available for Windows, Android and iOS.

Microsoft Revolve: Helping to improve the conversation - The Revolve app prepares you for conversations by gathering information about the people you’re about to meet. Read this article to find more about how it works and what kind of information Revolve collects.

BlackBerry targeted for acquisition, say sources - There are rumors about BlackBerry being pinpointed as a target for acquisition. The most likely candidates are Microsoft, Xiaomi Technology, Lenovo and Huawei.

Microsoft Planning To Release Windows 10 Preview For Xbox One Post-Summer - We knew that Windows 10 was coming to Xbox One, but we didn’t know when. It seems that a tweet from Microsoft revealed this information.

New Xbox Features Now Available in Preview - The Xbox preview app for Windows 10 gets new features for things like avatars, friend updates or game hubs.

The Best Tech Tips & Guides

We would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:

Why I’m Excited About Windows 10 (And You Should Be Too) - Windows 10 might be the best Windows yet and our friends at How-To Geek wrote an article about some of the best things it brings.

Top 8 Free (and Awesome) Web Podcast Players - If you like listening to podcasts, this roundup of free web podcast players is a must read.

Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support - This is another must read article, especially if you want to work better with the people in your IT department. Beside being quite funny at times, this article does show you some really common misconceptions about the IT department.