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).

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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 1812 (Build 11126.20196), released Jan. 8, 2018.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Windows 10 quick tips: How to share a single PC

Have employees or temporary workers who need to share a Windows 10 computer? No problem — here's how to do it.

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 KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253), released Jan. 8, 2019.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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