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.

Integrating Web3 technologies with Azure Devops

Inside Microsoft’s cloud-first .NET 7 release

Inside Microsoft’s cloud-first .NET 7 release

November means it’s time for a new .NET release. What’s in .NET 7 for the cloud and for containers? Cross-platform support and cloud-native functionality.

Microsoft’s end-to-end Arm development environment is here at last

Microsoft’s end-to-end Arm development environment is here at last

With Arm developer hardware now shipping, Windows is ready to embrace an NPU-powered AI future.

Ignite 2022: Making Azure your development hub

Ignite 2022: Making Azure your development hub

Microsoft is using its Ignite event to expand Azure’s role as its developer cloud, offering an isolated, configurable development platform.

Azure on Arm is here at last

Azure on Arm is here at last

Microsoft has finally unveiled its Arm-hosted virtual machines, a lower-power option for your cloud-native code.

Hands-on with Microsoft’s CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux

Hands-on with Microsoft’s CBL-Mariner 2.0 Linux

How to install and configure the fast and lightweight container host Linux distribution for Azure Kubernetes Service and the Microsoft Container Registry.

Understand Visual Studio’s new extension model

Understand Visual Studio’s new extension model

Microsoft is updating how you build Visual Studio extensions, with new APIs and the ability to run extensions outside of the Visual Studio process.

Kestrel: The Microsoft web server you should be using

Kestrel: The Microsoft web server you should be using

This alternative to Internet Information Services, which Microsoft uses for its own services, delivers modern dynamic web applications on common server platforms or in containers.

Lift and shift Windows applications to containers

Lift and shift Windows applications to containers

Microsoft’s own experience with Microsoft 365 shows that moving to cloud-native is possible, even when you have a lot of code to move.

Manage your tasks with the Microsoft To Do API

Manage your tasks with the Microsoft To Do API

A desktop task manager built on top of the Microsoft Graph lets you share tasks with groups and seamlessly link tasks to applications.

Build .NET apps for the metaverse with StereoKit

Build .NET apps for the metaverse with StereoKit

Microsoft’s open source mixed-reality tools make it easy to build OpenXR apps in .NET.

Build SBOMs with Microsoft’s SPDX SBOM generator

Build SBOMs with Microsoft’s SPDX SBOM generator

Microsoft is making its internal, cross-platform, software bill of materials generation tool public and open source.

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