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.

Data-driven agriculture: How IoT could change farming

Data-driven agriculture: How IoT could change farming

Azure IoT Edge is powering Microsoft Research’s agricultural monitoring and machine learning platform, called FarmBeats

How to convert legacy Windows apps to Windows 10

How to convert legacy Windows apps to Windows 10

There’s a lot of old Win32s, WinForms, and WPF code out there, and now Microsoft plans to make it easy to bring it to Windows 10’s UWP

Real-time AI gets closer with Project Brainwave

Real-time AI gets closer with Project Brainwave

Microsoft’s Project Brainwave extends Azure ML to datacenter and network hardware, to bring the machine learning processing where the data is

How to run .Net apps in the browser with Blazor

How to run .Net apps in the browser with Blazor

Microsoft’s Blazor experiment uses modern web technologies like WebAssembly to put a .Net runtime inside your browser

Optimizing web apps with the Sonarwhal linter

Optimizing web apps with the Sonarwhal linter

Microsoft’s open source Lint-based website testing tool helps secure and optimize web applications

Azure IoT Hub goes basic for cheaper telemetry deployments

Azure IoT Hub goes basic for cheaper telemetry deployments

You can implement an effective industrial control system for only a few hundred dollars a month

Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure

Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure

Cloud-native apps built on Kubernetes can run anywhere. Now, with Open Service Broker, they can also use services hosted in public clouds such as Azure

PowerApps: The route to apps for the rest of your employees

PowerApps: The route to apps for the rest of your employees

PowerApps gives you a platform for quickly building mobile applications for service workers that work cross-platform and that integrate with existing back ends

How to write machine learning apps for Windows 10

How to write machine learning apps for Windows 10

Machine learning isn’t only for the cloud. Microsoft is bringing it to PCs in the next Windows 10 release. Here’s how to get started now

Azure Service Fabric: What you need to know

Azure Service Fabric: What you need to know

Microsoft has open-sourced one of Azure’s foundational services. But what is Service Fabric and how can you use it?

How to use Microsoft’s Active Card in your chat apps

How to use Microsoft’s Active Card in your chat apps

Information cards step outside the traditional chat format, to display formatted text and images, and even add interactions

Azure Logic Apps: The IFTTT or Quick Basic for the serverless era

Azure Logic Apps: The IFTTT or Quick Basic for the serverless era

Microsoft’s Logic Apps gives you a no-code development environment for basic workflow-driven application integration

Visual Studio Code joins the Anaconda Python data science toolkit

Visual Studio Code joins the Anaconda Python data science toolkit

Microsoft’s Anaconda support is the next step in its open source analytics expansion

Get started with Google Go in Azure

Get started with Google Go in Azure

Microsoft gives Go developers a set of Azure SDKs for Visual Studio, Azure Stack, and Azure itself

Q# language: How to write quantum code in Visual Studio

Q# language: How to write quantum code in Visual Studio

Microsoft is making a big bet on a quantum computing future. Here’s how you are going to write code that uses those new machines

Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless publish-and-subscribe

Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless publish-and-subscribe

Microsoft’s publish-and-subscribe event-distribution tool is now ready for your code

How to use Microsoft Teams for chatops

How to use Microsoft Teams for chatops

Microsoft’s latest update to Teams adds new ways of linking chat to your apps and services via the Bot Framework

What you need to know about Azure Notebooks

What you need to know about Azure Notebooks

Microsoft has built an analytic playground with open-source Jupyter Notebooks in its cloud

How to get your own apps into the Azure Marketplace

How to get your own apps into the Azure Marketplace

The Azure Marketplace is more than a place to get SaaS apps—you can deliver your own apps through it as well

Your first UWP application: Use this shortcut to get started

Your first UWP application: Use this shortcut to get started

Microsoft’s open source Windows Template Studio speeds up application development for the post-Win32s era

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