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 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

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 KB5004476, released on June 11, 2021.

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 2105 (Build 14026.20270), released on June 8, 2021.

Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

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

Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Outlook 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Outlook 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s email and calendaring client.

15 ways to speed up Windows 10

15 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.

Handy Word keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Handy Word keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

You can accomplish a surprising amount without moving your hands off the keyboard in the Microsoft Word app for Windows or macOS.

Google Slides vs. Microsoft PowerPoint: Which works better for business?

Google Slides vs. Microsoft PowerPoint: Which works better for business?

PowerPoint has long been the tool of choice for creating business presentations, but Google Slides is worth a second look. We compare their strengths and weaknesses.

Everything you need to know about Windows 10X

Everything you need to know about Windows 10X

Microsoft’s messaging around its Windows 10 variant has changed over time. You have questions? We have answers.

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you shouldn’t

Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox, or another browser the primary one in Windows 10. (But are you sure you want to?)

Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Critics, including a prominent U.S. senator, are pointing fingers at Microsoft for not warning customers about the Golden SAML security hole. Doing so might have headed off SolarWinds.

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...

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