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 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview 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 Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4469342 (OS Build 17763.168), released Dec. 5, 2018.

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

How to replace Edge as the default browser in Windows 10 — and why you should

Just because Microsoft wants you to use the Edge browser doesn’t mean you have to. Here’s how to make Chrome, Firefox or another your primary browser in Windows 10.

Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

Review: Office 2019 is the best advertisement yet for Office 365

By raising prices and keeping key features out of Office 2019, Microsoft is telegraphing its desire to move its entire user base to Office 365.

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 1811 (Build 11029.20079), released Nov. 27, 2018.

Outlook 2016 cheat sheet

Outlook 2016 cheat sheet

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

Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.

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 October 2018 Update.)

Review: Windows 10 October 2018 Update delivers modest but useful tweaks

Review: Windows 10 October 2018 Update delivers modest but useful tweaks

Microsoft pulled the feature with the biggest “wow” factor from version 1809, but there are some hidden gems in this release.

Should Microsoft help the Pentagon ‘increase lethality’?

Should Microsoft help the Pentagon ‘increase lethality’?

Selling its AI and cloud expertise for use in Project JEDI might be patriotic — or a violation of its stated principles.

Windows 10 quick tips: 11 ways to speed up your PC

Windows 10 quick tips: 11 ways to speed up your PC

Want Windows 10 to run faster? Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.

PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet

PowerPoint 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from PowerPoint 2016 for Windows? Learn about the key features in Microsoft’s powerful presentation app.

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