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: 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 KB4343909 (OS Build 17134.228), released Aug. 14, 2018.

How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Even if it’s doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good.

How to handle Windows 10 updates

How to handle Windows 10 updates

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

Why Microsoft’s big bet on deep learning could go bad

Why Microsoft’s big bet on deep learning could go bad

Deep learning is the hottest branch of A.I., but it might not be all that deep.

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?

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

Windows 10 quick tips: 10 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.

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.

Microsoft’s Cortana speaker will go the way of the Zune

Microsoft’s Cortana speaker will go the way of the Zune

The what, you say? Exactly!

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