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.

Build on Excel using the Microsoft Graph API

Using WiX to build Windows installers

Using WiX to build Windows installers

With a little bit of XML you can automate creating Windows installers for your code, right from your CI/CD pipeline.

Take a look at Azure Monitor

Take a look at Azure Monitor

Use Azure’s built-in metrics and log tools to support devops and SRE teams.

Getting started with Azure Fluid Relay

Getting started with Azure Fluid Relay

Microsoft’s Fluid Framework offers an interesting approach to collaborative distributed applications. An Azure service aims to make it easier to deploy and deliver Fluid code.

Microsoft’s Kubernetes for the rest of us

Microsoft’s Kubernetes for the rest of us

Azure Container Apps is a serverless Kubernetes service that manages scaling for you. Just bring your application’s containers, ready to run.

Ignite 2021: Azure’s Chaos Studio goes public

Ignite 2021: Azure’s Chaos Studio goes public

Azure CTO Mark Russinovich explains how Microsoft is bringing chaos engineering tools to its Azure customers.

Using Microsoft’s YARP project to proxy web-based microservices

Using Microsoft’s YARP project to proxy web-based microservices

Microsoft’s internal .NET reverse proxy project gets close to a public release.

Azure updates AKS with new Kubernetes technologies

Azure updates AKS with new Kubernetes technologies

Microsoft continues to evolve Azure’s container orchestration platform, adding proxy and WebAssembly support.

Optimizing C and C++ Windows binaries with SizeBench

Optimizing C and C++ Windows binaries with SizeBench

More of Microsoft’s internal tools get released to the outside world.

Jump into WebAssembly with Hippo

Jump into WebAssembly with Hippo

Deis Labs’ Hippo WebAssembly PaaS makes it easy to build and run portable WASM applications, whether they’re browser-hosted or standalone.

Under the hood with .NET 6

Under the hood with .NET 6

A new .NET release will be here soon, with a new set of compilers that promises a cross-platform future.

Working with Azure Managed Instance for Cassandra

Working with Azure Managed Instance for Cassandra

Use open-source tools to build big data systems that bridge on premises and cloud.

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