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 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

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 2206 (Build 15330.20196), released on June 29, 2022.

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 KB5014666 Preview, released on June 28, 2022.

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 Windows 10 Build 19044.1806 for the Release Preview Channel, released on June 24, 2022.

Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Windows 11: A guide to the updates

Here’s what you need to know about the latest updates to Windows 11 as they’re released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5014668 Preview, released on June 23, 2022.

What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

What’s coming in Windows 11 22H2

Get a sneak peek at the main features arriving with the first Windows 11 feature update this fall.

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 Windows 10 version 21H2.)

Russia is losing the cyberwar against Ukraine, too

Russia is losing the cyberwar against Ukraine, too

Not only has Russia seen setbacks on the battlefield in Ukraine, it's not faring well in the less-obvious cyberwar either. One reason: Russia's ally Belarus was still using Windows XP to keep the trains running on time.

How to preview and deploy Windows 10 and 11 updates

How to preview and deploy Windows 10 and 11 updates

Microsoft’s ‘channels’ for Windows Insider Previews and new Windows releases are confusing for everybody. Here’s help choosing the best method of testing and updating Windows 10 and 11 for yourself or your business.

Cortana explained: The rocky past and promising future of Microsoft’s digital assistant

Cortana explained: The rocky past and promising future of Microsoft’s digital assistant

At first meant to compete with virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Alexa, Cortana has been stripped of many functions and seemingly left to wither away. But its business-focused reboot may hold the key to long-term success.

Windows is in Moscow’s crosshairs, too

Windows is in Moscow’s crosshairs, too

Before Russia invaded Ukraine this week, cyberattacks were already under way. Not surprisingly, Windows systems were a common target.

Slack vs. Teams: Which is best for your business?

Slack vs. Teams: Which is best for your business?

We compare the top two collaboration platforms in six categories, from usability to enterprise management.

16 ways to speed up Windows 10

16 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.

How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates

How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates

You can significantly delay some Windows updates, temporarily pause others, control what time of day they’re installed, uninstall problematic updates, and more. Here’s how.

Windows 11 cheat sheet

Windows 11 cheat sheet

Get up to speed with the new interface and features in Windows 11.

What’s new in Office 2021?

What’s new in Office 2021?

The new release brings the non-subscription version of Microsoft Office closer to what’s available with Microsoft 365 or Office 365 — but only partway.

Windows 11 in-depth review: Windows 10 gets a nip and tuck

Windows 11 in-depth review: Windows 10 gets a nip and tuck

Microsoft’s new OS gives Windows 10 a much-needed facelift, tighter security, and a better overall experience.

Gmail vs. Outlook: Which works better for business?

Gmail vs. Outlook: Which works better for business?

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

4 quick tips for Cortana in Windows 10

4 quick tips for Cortana in Windows 10

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

Podcast: Windows 11 overview: Hardware requirements, security updates and upgrade confusion

Podcast: Windows 11 overview: Hardware requirements, security updates and upgrade confusion

Microsoft will launch Windows 11 on October 5, but not every PC will be eligible for an immediate upgrade. Rollout will last well into 2022 for machines that meet the necessary hardware requirements, and Windows 10 will be supported...

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