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.

Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers

Extending Azure Functions with custom handlers

Build serverless code on Azure in any language.

Building microservices? Give Dapr a try

Building microservices? Give Dapr a try

Microsoft’s open source, cross-platform microservices framework is ready for prime time at last.

Working with Azure Image Builder

Working with Azure Image Builder

Dynamically generate and customize your Azure virtual machines.

Jumping into Azure Arc Data Services

Jumping into Azure Arc Data Services

Azure Arc brings Azure databases to your on-premises servers and applications.

Setting up a PWA toolchain with PWABuilder

Setting up a PWA toolchain with PWABuilder

The Microsoft-supported open source PWABuilder continues to evolve, offering a suite of developer tools for progressive Web apps to bridge the app gap.

Go local with Azure Logic Apps development

Go local with Azure Logic Apps development

Microsoft’s low-code business process automation tools add container runtimes and a local development environment.

Exploring Azure Spatial Analysis containers

Exploring Azure Spatial Analysis containers

Use containers and Azure IoT Hub to bring Cognitive Services machine learning to your own servers on the edge.

Steeltoe: Simplify building .NET cloud microservices

Steeltoe: Simplify building .NET cloud microservices

Open source .NET tools help build and deploy distributed applications to Spring Cloud and Kubernetes.

Getting started with WebView 2

Getting started with WebView 2

Use Chromium Edge in your applications to render and interact with HTML content.

Understanding Microsoft .NET 5

Understanding Microsoft .NET 5

Microsoft is finally unifying its .NET platforms. What does this mean for your development strategy in 2021?

Microsoft adds a new Linux: CBL-Mariner

Microsoft adds a new Linux: CBL-Mariner

Azure’s container infrastructure Linux host gets a public outing on GitHub.

Azure Cosmos DB goes serverless

Azure Cosmos DB goes serverless

Microsoft adds new options to its cloud-scale database.

Kubernetes at the edge with Akri

Kubernetes at the edge with Akri

Microsoft’s latest Kubernetes extension adds device discovery and management.

Build custom models with Azure Machine Learning Designer

Build custom models with Azure Machine Learning Designer

Now anyone can be a model designer with assistive tooling and a new automated ML development service. All you need is data.

Getting started with Azure SQL Edge

Getting started with Azure SQL Edge

Microsoft scaled down its flagship database, squeezing it into 500MB and running it on edge hardware.

Testing web applications with Node.js and Playwright

Testing web applications with Node.js and Playwright

Microsoft’s web testing framework mixes browser and dev tools access to give you a comprehensive automation and test framework.

Rapid UI development with Flutter for Windows

Rapid UI development with Flutter for Windows

Google’s cross-platform user interface tool arrives on Windows with support for Win32 and UWP

Ignite 2020: Introducing Azure Communication Services

Ignite 2020: Introducing Azure Communication Services

New APIs from Microsoft let you build both Team’s chat services and telephony into your code

Understanding development with the Fluid Framework

Understanding development with the Fluid Framework

Microsoft’s Fluid Framework promises latency-free collaboration. How does it work?

Microsoft flexes Bicep to strengthen ARM

Microsoft flexes Bicep to strengthen ARM

Azure gets a new infrastructure as code language that can help deploy and manage complex architectures

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