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.

A first look at Azure Synapse

Babylon.js: Going beyond the 2D web

Babylon.js: Going beyond the 2D web

Microsoft’s shift to Chromium from Edge makes it easier to add 3D graphics to your Web apps

Kubernetes autoscaling for event-driven workloads

Kubernetes autoscaling for event-driven workloads

A Microsoft and Red Hat open source collaboration, KEDA, brings event-driven autoscaling to any Kubernetes cluster

Use GitHub Actions to deploy code to Azure

Use GitHub Actions to deploy code to Azure

Microsoft’s GitHub Actions for Azure let you automate your Azure development lifecycle from inside GitHub

WinUI 3.0: The future of Windows controls

WinUI 3.0: The future of Windows controls

Microsoft’s new UI framework for Windows starts to come together, with an alpha release

Top 5 takeaways for developers from Microsoft Ignite 2019

Top 5 takeaways for developers from Microsoft Ignite 2019

From Azure Arc and Visual Studio Online to WinUI 3.0 and Fluid Framework, developers got plenty of attention at Microsoft’s server show

.NET Framework APIs that won’t be coming to .NET 5.0

.NET Framework APIs that won’t be coming to .NET 5.0

A year from the shift to .NET 5.0, Microsoft has told us what the next big .NET release will leave behind

Microservices made easy with Dapr

Microservices made easy with Dapr

Use common microservice design patterns with Microsoft’s new open source, cloud-native framework

Steering Kubernetes to an application-centric future

Steering Kubernetes to an application-centric future

Microsoft’s Open Application Model and Rudr will help us build multicloud distributed applications that can install and run anywhere

Build enterprise Java code with Azure Spring Cloud

Build enterprise Java code with Azure Spring Cloud

Microsoft and Pivotal bring the popular Java development framework to Azure

Getting code ready for Surface Neo and Surface Duo

Getting code ready for Surface Neo and Surface Duo

Microsoft’s new Surface hardware moves away from familiar Windows 10 to Windows 10X and Android. Here's how to build apps for them

Embracing gRPC in .Net Core

Embracing gRPC in .Net Core

With remote procedure calls your APIs don’t need to be RESTful. You build your server methods and client calls, and gRPC takes care of the rest

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