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 quick tips: 13 ways to speed up your PC

Windows 10 quick tips: 13 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.

Your Windows 10 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Your Windows 10 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer questions about the most important issues related to Windows 10 and talk about how the operating system is evolving.

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.

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 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.

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.

Your Windows 10 1903 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Your Windows 10 1903 questions answered | TECH(talk)

You asked (questions about Windows 10) and we answered (with advice from Windows expert Preston Gralla). In this episode, we cover everything from the annoying pace of annual updates, how to find better Windows 10 apps and why you...

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.

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.

What's new in Windows 10 version 1903? |TECH(talk)

With the next version of Windows 10 set to appear soon, it’s time to take a look at what’s new and what’s changed in version 1903. (Not much, actually.) Computerworld contributing editor Preston Gralla explored just what that means...

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.

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.

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