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).

Office 365: A guide to the updates

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 KB4512508 (OS Build 18362.295), released Aug. 13, 2019.

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 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds 18362.10012 and 18362.10013 for 19H2, released on Aug. 8, 2019.

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet

Learn to use the best new features in Microsoft Excel for Office 365 in Windows.

Windows is now officially irrelevant. Here’s why that makes Microsoft happy.

Windows is now officially irrelevant. Here’s why that makes Microsoft happy.

Sometimes it’s good not to get all the attention.

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Excel for Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Windows 10 cheat sheet

Get to know the interface, features and shortcuts in Microsoft's latest operating system. (Now updated for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update.)

Microsoft’s Windows Update system is broken. Will it ever be fixed?

Microsoft’s Windows Update system is broken. Will it ever be fixed?

It’s a bad sign when companies answer complaints and concerns with corporate doublespeak.

It’s time for Microsoft to kill the Microsoft Store — or else fix it

It’s time for Microsoft to kill the Microsoft Store — or else fix it

Fixing it would be easy: Just offer people the software they want to download.

Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

Review: Windows 10 May 2019 Update unleashes a spring surprise

After several underwhelming biannual feature updates, Microsoft has finally delivered a truly useful change in Windows 10 version 1903.

Microsoft surrenders in its Windows Update war with users

Microsoft surrenders in its Windows Update war with users

It’s another sign that the company is changing in fundamental ways under the leadership of Satya Nadella.

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