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.

Trying out the Azure Developer CLI

Trying out the Azure Developer CLI

Microsoft’s new Azure developer tool streamlines development in the Azure cloud, from deploying dev environments to running CI/CD.

Azure Artifacts helps you standardize on packages and modules

Azure Artifacts helps you standardize on packages and modules

Microsoft’s Azure DevOps offers a feed-based artifact repository for your own and third-party code that’s well worth a look.

Working with Microsoft’s .NET Rules Engine

Working with Microsoft’s .NET Rules Engine

Manage application workflow with open source tools that add basic rules processing to your code.

Using Azure Communication Services for email

Using Azure Communication Services for email

Microsoft’s Azure multichannel communications APIs get support for email.

What’s new in Microsoft Azure’s NLP AI services

What’s new in Microsoft Azure’s NLP AI services

Microsoft is finally close to delivering its long-promised natural user interfaces. Here’s how you can build them into your code.

Building collaborative apps with Teams Live Share

Building collaborative apps with Teams Live Share

Microsoft is expanding access to its Fluid Framework real-time collaboration tools with a new application platform for Teams developers.

Microsoft Azure eases Kubernetes development with a new Draft

Microsoft Azure eases Kubernetes development with a new Draft

Microsoft resurrects Deis Labs’ Kubernetes quick-start tool to help you package existing code for Azure Kubernetes Service.

Microsoft Dev Box: Your development workstation on Azure

Microsoft Dev Box: Your development workstation on Azure

Build 2022 had a developer focus, with new tools to make it easier to write code in a world of hybrid work. Dev Box promises to make your development environments easier to manage.

Introducing Microsoft’s Power Pages

Introducing Microsoft’s Power Pages

Microsoft’s Power Platform low-code tools now build web apps and turn pictures into code.

Add security to Azure applications with Azure WAF

Add security to Azure applications with Azure WAF

Microsoft’s latest updates to Azure’s Web Application Firewall make it an essential component of cloud architectures.

Understanding Flatcar Container Linux

Understanding Flatcar Container Linux

Kinvolk’s Flatcar is Microsoft’s latest Linux. What is it and what should you use it for?

WCF returns: Core WCF gets a 1.0 release

WCF returns: Core WCF gets a 1.0 release

Microsoft promises to support the community .NET Windows Communication Foundation replacement.

Build desktop and mobile UIs with Blazor Hybrid apps

Build desktop and mobile UIs with Blazor Hybrid apps

.NET and Blazor bring the web development and mobile application worlds closer together.

Cross-platform UIs ‘go live’ with .NET MAUI

Cross-platform UIs ‘go live’ with .NET MAUI

.NET’s Multiplatform App UI is almost here. What do you need to know to start building cross-platform apps for mobile and desktop?

Make the most of SharePoint search APIs

Make the most of SharePoint search APIs

Microsoft’s SharePoint has a powerful set of search tools that you can build into your code.

NUnit uses open source tools to test .NET code

NUnit uses open source tools to test .NET code

Unit tests are an important part of modern application development. NUnit is perhaps the best-known way of using them with .NET code.

Azure Percept: A machine learning quick starter

Azure Percept: A machine learning quick starter

No code meets artificial intelligence in a ready-to-deploy smart edge device.

Accessibility Insights makes code more accessible

Accessibility Insights makes code more accessible

Microsoft’s accessibility tool helps you build inclusive user experiences.

Use DirectML to train PyTorch machine learning models on a PC

Use DirectML to train PyTorch machine learning models on a PC

Microsoft’s new tool makes it possible to use your own GPU to work with popular machine learning platforms.

Getting started with Avalonia UI

Getting started with Avalonia UI

The transition to .NET 6 has left some useful tools behind. The open source community is updating the ideas behind them for a new, cross-platform world.

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