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).

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.

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.

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.

An exorcism at Microsoft

An exorcism at Microsoft

CEO Satya Nadella has laid his predecessor’s ghost to rest.

Word for Office 365 cheat sheet

Word for Office 365 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word for Office 365 in Windows? Learn to use the best new features.

Word for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Word for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Word for Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

Windows 10: Answering your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Windows 10: Answering your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis are back to answer your questions about Windows 10.

Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got

The Windows Insiders program has signed up lots of people willing to check out pre-release versions of Windows for free. It’s pretty clear it’s not working.

Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues | TECH(talk)

Windows 10: Answers to your most important issues | TECH(talk)

Computerworld's Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis are back answering questions about Windows 10. If you have questions, post them in the comments to be featured in our next TECH(talk) about Windows 10.

European regulators to Microsoft: We’re watching you

European regulators to Microsoft: We’re watching you

The company has kept out of regulators’ crosshairs for some time now, but its seeming indifference to privacy matters could be changing that.

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows? Get to know the key features.

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Word 2016 and 2019 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most useful commands on the Ribbon in Word 2016 and 2019 for Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

Your Windows 10 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Your Windows 10 questions answered | TECH(talk)

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer questions about the most important issues related to Windows 10 and talk about how the operating system is evolving.

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Excel for Office 365 cheat sheet: Ribbon quick reference

Our visual guide helps you find the most popular commands on the Ribbon in Excel for Office 365 in Windows, along with keyboard shortcuts for performing each action.

Windows is now officially irrelevant. Here’s why that makes Microsoft happy.

Windows is now officially irrelevant. Here’s why that makes Microsoft happy.

Sometimes it’s good not to get all the attention.

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