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 10X: Train wreck in slow motion – or the future of Windows?

Windows 10X: Train wreck in slow motion – or the future of Windows?

Microsoft hasn't said much about Windows 10X – and what it has spelled out so far leaves the company's plans unclear. Is 10X the next version of Windows 10? Or a dead end?

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word: Which works better for business?

Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word: Which works better for business?

Has Google Docs caught up to Microsoft Word as an enterprise productivity application? We compare the two word processors to see which wins in today's online environment.

Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot

Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot

There’s no reason we can see to rush out and install the Windows 10 version 2004 upgrade.

Podcast: Answering your Windows 10 questions: May 2020

Podcast: Answering your Windows 10 questions: May 2020

Listen as Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.  And check out Preston's column on how the coronavirus will change Windows...

The coronavirus will change Windows forever

The coronavirus will change Windows forever

And that’s partly because it’s making it easier for Microsoft to head in a direction it was already taking.

We need to social-distance from the scammers

We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.

How to handle Windows 10 updates

How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

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 November 2019 Update.)

Cortana, say goodbye

Cortana, say goodbye

The digital assistant isn’t entirely going away, but we’re near the end of the road for another me-too technology from Microsoft that nobody really wanted.

Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release.

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

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. (But are you sure you want to?)

Come on, NSA, it’s time to join the fight against Windows hacking

Come on, NSA, it’s time to join the fight against Windows hacking

The agency took a step in the right direction in January, but it needs to demonstrate that it has truly abandoned the practices that unleashed WannaCry on the world.

G Suite vs. Office 365: What's the best office suite for business?

G Suite vs. Office 365: What's the best office suite for business?

Choosing an office suite used to be a no-brainer, but Google’s G Suite is now a powerful, feature-filled alternative to Microsoft Office. We break down the pros and cons of each suite to help you decide which is right for your...

Microsoft’s new Edge browser: Third time's the charm?

Microsoft’s new Edge browser: Third time's the charm?

With its third major browser launch, Microsoft is taking an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” approach. Here’s where the new Chromium-based browser stands out.

Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment so it can be answered in a future episode.

Your Windows PC may become collateral damage in any conflict with Iran

Your Windows PC may become collateral damage in any conflict with Iran

Cyberwarfare is almost inevitable, and the most vulnerable PCs are going to get hit.

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Evernote and Microsoft OneNote have taken different approaches in their quest to be the best note-taking app. Here’s where each one shines.

Answering your Windows questions: December 2019

Answering your Windows questions: December 2019

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla answers viewers' questions about Windows 10 (and Windows 7) with Executive Editor Ken Mingis.

Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for

Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for

Just like old times, Windows was the company’s secret weapon in winning the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues

Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues

Computerworld contributor Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answered viewers' questions about Windows.

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