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.

Writing server-side code in Azure Cosmos DB

Writing server-side code in Azure Cosmos DB

Microsoft brings stored procedures and triggers to cloud-scale storage with an integrated JavaScript API

Exploring ASP.Net Razor: Putting C# in your HTML

Exploring ASP.Net Razor: Putting C# in your HTML

With Razor Microsoft puts server-side code and web design on the same page

Move data to the cloud with Azure Data Migration

Move data to the cloud with Azure Data Migration

Getting data from databases to Azure needn’t be hard

Xamarin.Forms 4.0: Microsoft’s new approach to mobile UI

Xamarin.Forms 4.0: Microsoft’s new approach to mobile UI

Xamarin’s cross-platform mobile app development tools are about to get a significant makeover

How to use anomaly detection in Azure machine learning

How to use anomaly detection in Azure machine learning

Machine learning is about more than vision and speech, as Azure’s latest machine learning service shows

Serverless computing in Azure: How to build a petition site

Serverless computing in Azure: How to build a petition site

This example shows you how to use Azure services to build scalable, serverless web applications

Open Compute Project and Azure: hardware meets software

Open Compute Project and Azure: hardware meets software

How the world of open hardware design interacts with Azure’s underlying infrastructure

How and why to use blob storage in Azure

How and why to use blob storage in Azure

Work with unstructured and specialized binary data without the overhead of a file system

How Azure Maps differs from Bing Maps for developers

How Azure Maps differs from Bing Maps for developers

Microsoft’s newest mapping service has a deep enterprise and IoT focus

Introducing Azure’s augmented reality: spatial anchors

Introducing Azure’s augmented reality: spatial anchors

Microsoft brings cloud-based cross-platform AR services to its HoloLens, PCs, and other devices

How to create apps that work together across Windows, iOS, and Android

How to create apps that work together across Windows, iOS, and Android

Project Rome SDKs arrive for iOS and Android, so your apps can now take advantage of Microsoft’s cross-platform technologies

How to use Azure Data Explorer for large-scale data analysis

How to use Azure Data Explorer for large-scale data analysis

Microsoft’s tool for querying terabytes of data finally arrives for everyone to use

Get started with PostgreSQL on Azure

Get started with PostgreSQL on Azure

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Citus Data is Azure’s path to further enhancing its PostgreSQL database implementation

Blazor now runs on a server: What you should know

Blazor now runs on a server: What you should know

Microsoft’s Blazor .Net WebAssembly tool makes a jump to the server and to ASP.Net Core

GitHub after Microsoft: How it has changed

GitHub after Microsoft: How it has changed

The cloud and enterprise source-management platform is making up for lost time with new features and new pricing plans

How to work with Azure’s managed MariaDB

How to work with Azure’s managed MariaDB

Support for one of the web’s most popular databases can help you migrate your code to cloud-native architectures

How to work with Azure API Management

How to work with Azure API Management

Add Azure’s API Management tools to secure and manage access to your code for serverless and microservices applications

What developers should know about Windows’s shift to Chromium

What developers should know about Windows’s shift to Chromium

Microsoft’s new Edge browser strategy could make developers’ lives a lot easier, including those creating PWAs or working in MacOS

How to migrate your apps from Azure Container Service

How to migrate your apps from Azure Container Service

Microsoft’s ACS is shutting down in January 2020. Here are your options for Kubernetes, Docker, and DC/OS

Create your cloud code installer with CNAB and Duffle

Create your cloud code installer with CNAB and Duffle

Microsoft and Docker unveil new tools for managing and deploying cloud applications for containers on any cloud

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