Preston Gralla

Contributing Editor

Preston Gralla is a contributing editor for Computerworld, a blogger for ITworld, and the author of more than 45 books, including NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly 2012) and How the Internet Works (Que, 2006).

Excel 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4487044 (OS Build 17763.316), released Feb. 12, 2019.

Why Windows may never get another killer feature

Why Windows may never get another killer feature

It’s a combination of things, but mostly it’s a shift in focus.

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18329, released on Feb. 1, 2019.

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on feature, bug fix and security updates for Office 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130), released Jan. 31, 2018.

How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

Individual users and IT administrators alike are confused by the options Microsoft offers for Windows 10 updates. Here’s help choosing the best update method for yourself or your business.

Windows 10 quick tips: 12 ways to speed up your PC

Windows 10 quick tips: 12 ways to speed up your PC

If you want to speed up Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips. Your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.

The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.

Others have gotten more glory — and have tripped recently.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Have employees or temporary workers who need to share a Windows 10 computer? No problem — here's how to do it.

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant these days, but there are several ways Windows 10 users and admins can protect their PCs. Here’s what to do.

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10.

Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

By raising prices and keeping key features out of Office 2019, Microsoft is telegraphing its desire to move its entire user base to Office 365.

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