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).

Office 365: A guide to the updates

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.

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 KB4464330 (OS Build 17763.55), released Oct. 9, 2018.

Why Chromebooks are a bigger threat to Microsoft than you know

Why Chromebooks are a bigger threat to Microsoft than you know

Google is somewhat stealthily winning mind share with youths.

A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?

A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?

Microsoft’s smartphone failures have been spectacularly costly. Could it really be planning to give it another go?

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.

How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

How to choose the right Windows 10 release channel

Individual users and IT administrators alike are confused by the options Microsoft offers for Windows 10 updates. Here’s help choosing the best update method for yourself or your business.

Microsoft lost its antitrust suit almost two decades ago. What would be different if it had won?

Microsoft lost its antitrust suit almost two decades ago. What would be different if it had won?

A lot has changed in the tech sector since 1998. How much of that change is due to the landmark decision against Microsoft?

Review: Windows 10 April 2018 Update shows promise, but ultimately disappoints

Review: Windows 10 April 2018 Update shows promise, but ultimately disappoints

Much-vaunted features such as Timeline and the Diagnostic Data Viewer sound highly useful in theory but come up short in the new Windows 10 release.

Word 2016 cheat sheet

Word 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Get to know the key new features.

Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

Don’t believe Microsoft’s latest privacy hype

The company could easily give users the ability to control what information is sent to it, but that’s not what it has in mind.

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