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).

How IT can keep remote workers’ Windows 7 PCs safe

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19042.508 for the Release Preview Channel, released on Sep. 18, 2020.

The worst version of Windows ever released

The worst version of Windows ever released

Windows Me was unstable, unloved and unusable. But was it really the worst OS Microsoft ever produced – worse even than Windows 8?

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2008 (Build 13127.20408), released on Sep. 9, 2020.

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 the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4571756, released Sep. 8, 2020.

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

14 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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.

Google Sheets vs. Microsoft Excel: Which works better for business?

Google Sheets vs. Microsoft Excel: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

Why Windows is Microsoft’s shield against a federal onslaught

With Congress up in arms about how Big Tech is dominating so much of the digital world, Microsoft has managed to avoid the fray.

Did Microsoft kill the wrong store?

Did Microsoft kill the wrong store?

Microsoft recently announced it's permanently closing its retail stores worldwide. It should have axed the Windows store instead.

How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels

How to choose the right Windows 10 preview and update channels

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

PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

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