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).

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

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.

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 Insider Preview Build 18898, released on May 15, 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 1904 (Build 11601.20204), released May 14, 2019.

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.

How to fix six Windows 10 headaches

How to fix six Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

Here’s why Microsoft raised the white flag on Edge

Here’s why Microsoft raised the white flag on Edge

The company is being refashioned in ways its former CEOs could never have imagined.

Outlook vs. Gmail: Which works better for business?

Outlook vs. Gmail: Which works better for business?

When it comes to email, calendar and contacts, Microsoft Outlook has long ruled the roost, but Google's G Suite combo of Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Contacts is worth a second look.

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.

Is Microsoft crazy to diss Office 2019? Like a fox.

Is Microsoft crazy to diss Office 2019? Like a fox.

The company wants you to give up your perpetual license so it can rake in perpetual income.

Excel 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Excel 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Get to know the key features in Microsoft Excel 2016 and Excel 2019 for Windows.

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