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 returns to Java with Azure-focused OpenJDK release

Microsoft gets serious about WebAssembly

Microsoft gets serious about WebAssembly

Compiled code running at near-native speeds in the browser is getting the .NET touch.

Microsoft inches closer to unified Windows SDK

Microsoft inches closer to unified Windows SDK

The latest preview bits of Microsoft’s Project Reunion for building Windows 10 desktop applications are ready for testing and even for production.

Automate your Windows workflow with Power Automate Desktop

Automate your Windows workflow with Power Automate Desktop

Microsoft is adding an automation tool to Windows, ready to manage our day-to-day tasks.

Getting started with winget, the Windows Package Manager

Getting started with winget, the Windows Package Manager

Microsoft is adding Linux-like package management tools to Windows for scripted application installs from a searchable repository.

What Microsoft Mesh means for developers

What Microsoft Mesh means for developers

Microsoft has unveiled a new framework for building collaborative, mixed-reality applications. What is Microsoft weaving into the Mesh toolchain and what will it mean for application development?

2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.

Introducing Microsoft .NET 6

Introducing Microsoft .NET 6

Microsoft is unveiling its road map for the next major release of .NET, along with a first preview download.

Run containers on Azure App Service

Run containers on Azure App Service

Simple container-based web apps and services don’t need Kubernetes to run on Azure.

Use DirectML to add machine learning to C code

Use DirectML to add machine learning to C code

Microsoft provides new tools for working with machine learning in GPUs.

Cloud on cloud: Couchbase as a service on Azure

Cloud on cloud: Couchbase as a service on Azure

The Azure Marketplace lets you add third-party tools and services, such as Couchbase’s NoSQL database, to your applications.

Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers

Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers

Build serverless code on Azure in any language.

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