Best of the Web for Windows Users – 26 October - 1 November 2014

This week was very busy for Microsoft: they have released a new device - the Microsoft Band, announced unlimited OneDrive storage for their Office 365 subscribers, launched new app versions and more. To learn more details about this news and discover other interesting stories, check this week's roundup.

The Best Tech Related News

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

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker - Microsoft has released its first fitness tracker - the Microsoft Band. Learn more details about it and Microsoft's ambitions from this news article.

Microsoft Band sold out online, lines formed at retail stores - based on early reports, it looks like Microsoft Band is a hit. Even though the product did not have a press event to build hype for the release, it looks like the stealth release has drummed up quite a bit of interest.

Windows 8.1 sees massive marketshare growth while XP declines - October has been a very active month for some Windows users as the latest data shows large swings in marketshare for different versions. It was noticed a simultaneous increase and decline of Windows 8.1 and Windows XP respectively.

OneDrive now with unlimited storage for Office 365 subscribers - A strong move from Microsoft: OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now offer unlimited storage—at no additional cost—to all Office 365 consumer and business customers.

Microsoft releases surprise Outlook for Mac update, new Office due in 2015 - Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for the Mac, aimed exclusively at Office 365 subscribers. The company also detailed ambitious plans for Office for the Mac upgrades next year.

Smaller, cheaper, cooler Xbox One processor in development - AMD has developed a smaller, more cost-effective 20nm version of the processor found in Xbox One, opening the door to a cheaper 'slim' version of Xbox One.

OneDrive For Windows Phone Updated With New Design, OneDrive For Business Support And More - Microsoft updated the OneDrive for Windows Phone app. This is a major update which brings in new design, support for OneDrive for business, many bug fixes and more.

The Best Tech Tips & Guides

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

Does Bitrate Really Make a Difference in My Music? - A very interesting discussion about audio formats, bitrate, sound quality and so on.

Why Memory Optimizers and RAM Boosters Are Worse Than Useless - A very good guide from the How-To Geek team. You should definitely read it.

Open random bookmarks in Firefox - A fun, random hack for Firefox users.

The Best Of 7 Tutorials/h2>

We would like to end with the most popular articles that were published on 7 Tutorials, in the month of October:

How To Use Sticky Notes In Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 - A useful guide for a lesser-known Windows application - Sticky Notes.

Reviewing ASUS RT-AC87U - The WiFi Router Batman Would Use - We were one of the first websites in the world to review this new router from ASUS. We're happy to see that our review is very popular and that many people read it.

3 Ways To Learn How To Open Files With Unknown File Extensions - A very useful guide that shows how to deal with files with unknown extensions.

We hope that you have enjoyed this week's roundup.