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 Mobile: The walking dead never die

Windows Mobile: The walking dead never die

Microsoft seems unwilling to pull the plug on a mobile OS that no one loves. It could lead a zombie existence for years.

Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which works better for business?

Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 16257, released on August 2, 2017.

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on Windows 10 updates as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4034674, released on August 8, 2017.

Review: In Office 2016 for Windows, collaboration takes center stage

Review: In Office 2016 for Windows, collaboration takes center stage

Long available in rivals such as Google Docs, real-time collaborative editing finally comes to Microsoft Office, along with a handful of other useful improvements.

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

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

How to use Excel’s new live collaboration features

How to use Excel’s new live collaboration features

Microsoft has finally rolled out real-time collaboration in Excel 2016 to Office 365 subscribers. Here’s how to share and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.

Can Microsoft lawyers defeat Putin’s most notorious spy-hackers?

Can Microsoft lawyers defeat Putin’s most notorious spy-hackers?

The courtroom tactic should at least slow Fancy Bear down.

The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10

The best enterprise tips and tricks for Windows 10

In one place, here’s everything Windows 10 users need to know to speed up the operating system, keep it running smoothly, protect privacy, use Cortana and more.

The ancient Microsoft networking protocol at the core of the latest global malware attack

The ancient Microsoft networking protocol at the core of the latest global malware attack

The company is going to kill off SMB1 at long last, but you shouldn’t wait to disable it.

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Now updated for the Windows 10 Anniversary (and Creators) Updates, this story offers some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

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