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.

Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric gets a containerized makeover with Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Introducing MSIX, the one installer for all Windows apps

Introducing MSIX, the one installer for all Windows apps

Microsoft’s new installer brings Win32 and Windows Store apps together at last

A peek into Azure’s Kubernetes container pattern future

A peek into Azure’s Kubernetes container pattern future

The future of the cloud is distributed applications. So how do you get better at building and deploying them?

Quantum katas teach you how to do quantum programming in Q#

Quantum katas teach you how to do quantum programming in Q#

Quantum computing needs new skills, and Microsoft Research now has a way to teach those skills

Build your own serverless platform in Kubernetes with Brigade

Build your own serverless platform in Kubernetes with Brigade

Microsoft’s big bet on Azure, Kubernetes, and containers is for more than massive applications

Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces

Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces

Microsoft adds Kubernetes tools to Azure to help developers work with cloud native code. Here’s how to get started

How to develop cross-platform apps more easily with Xamarin.Essentials

How to develop cross-platform apps more easily with Xamarin.Essentials

The combination of Xamarin.Essentials and Xamarin Forms should finally give Microsoft the end-to-end cross platform development story it’s been seeking for PCs and mobile devices

Microsoft Graph Explorer: A good tool that’s not yet ready

Microsoft Graph Explorer: A good tool that’s not yet ready

The GraphQL tools for programming the Microsoft 365 platform are promising but lack the needed integration into developer tools

How to debug web apps outside the browser

How to debug web apps outside the browser

If a web app doesn’t use the browser, how can you test it? Microsoft’s Edge Dev Tools brings the familiar F12 tools to the desktop

Introducing React Native Windows for cross-platform apps

Introducing React Native Windows for cross-platform apps

Building on Facebook’s React, Microsoft is delivering tools for building cross-platform code for Windows, the web, and beyond

Introducing SPFx, the SharePoint Framework for business apps

Introducing SPFx, the SharePoint Framework for business apps

Microsoft’s open source web tool is changing how you build business applications on top of SharePoint

Introducing CloudEvents for event-driven development

Introducing CloudEvents for event-driven development

An effective set of standards for handling events and API calls will make it easier for developers to extend existing services to support serverless endpoints

Inside Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware for secure IoT

Inside Microsoft’s Azure Sphere hardware for secure IoT

As more and more smart devices are deployed, securing and managing them becomes more and more important

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

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