Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson

Columnist

Author of InfoWorld's Enterprise Microsoft blog, Simon BIsson prefers to think of "career" as a verb rather than a noun, having worked in academic and telecoms research, as well as having been the CTO of a startup, running the technical side of UK Online (the first national ISP with content as well as connections), before moving into consultancy and technology strategy. He’s built plenty of large-scale web applications, designed architectures for multi-terabyte online image stores, implemented B2B information hubs, and come up with next generation mobile network architectures and knowledge management solutions. In between doing all that, he’s been a freelance journalist since the early days of the web and writes about everything from enterprise architecture down to gadgets.

Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Combined with Microsoft Graph, Project Rome, and Bot Framework, the personal assistant technology looks to reinvent work across devices

Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams reshape Office

Microsoft Graph and Microsoft Teams reshape Office

Microwork enablement through bots and chatops apps could be the best thing Microsoft Office has done for the office in a long time

Microsoft’s novel approach to securing IoT

Microsoft’s novel approach to securing IoT

Project Sopris looks to create a set of secure layers that protect both hardware and their communications, and it can refresh a compromised device

R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning

R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning

Microsoft expands R support and adds Python for developers who aren’t also data scientists

Microsoft tools coalesce for serverless computing

Microsoft tools coalesce for serverless computing

Azure Functions, Logic Apps, Azure Stack, and .Net come together for the next stage of PaaS both in the cloud and on-premises

Enterprises: Now's the time to join Windows 10 Insider

Enterprises: Now's the time to join Windows 10 Insider

Windows Insider program is no longer for only consumers, so IT can now get a head start on new Windows 10—and Office—versions

Microsoft’s new love for Android is no betrayal

Microsoft’s new love for Android is no betrayal

Windows Mobile fans have cried foul, but the truth is that Microsoft has brought that desirable Microsoft experience to the mobile platform most people prefer

Business analysts: Go no-code with Microsoft PowerApps

Business analysts: Go no-code with Microsoft PowerApps

The demise of Visual Studio LightSwitch shouldn’t prevent power users from building line-of-business apps; use PowerApps and Flow instead

If IFTTT can’t, then Microsoft Flow can

If IFTTT can’t, then Microsoft Flow can

Miss Yahoo Pipes? Microsoft's low-code tool for application mashups does a better job in meeting business needs

.Net Framework or .Net Core? When to use which

.Net Framework or .Net Core? When to use which

With so many .Net implementations, which should you use? And what do all those new names mean?

Azure Stack: Microsoft's better plan for a hybrid cloud

Azure Stack: Microsoft's better plan for a hybrid cloud

If you want a public cloud's advantages but need to keep some data and functions on-premises, Microsoft has something for you

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