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.

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

Microsoft in the enterprise: 7 predictions for 2018

Microsoft in the enterprise: 7 predictions for 2018

The last year was a busy one for Redmond. It’s looking like this year will be even busier

The new UI: Developing for wheel and voice in Windows 10

The new UI: Developing for wheel and voice in Windows 10

Human-computer interaction goes further than keyboard and mouse in modern Windows; be sure your apps take advantage of the new UI methods

How to choose the right Azure cloud VMs

How to choose the right Azure cloud VMs

As Microsoft’s cloud gets more complex, building infrastructure as a service gets easier

Get logistical with the Bing Maps APIs

Get logistical with the Bing Maps APIs

Bing’s mapping tools are adding services to help trucks get where they need to be, when they need to be there

Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

Azure Databricks: Fast analytics in the cloud with Apache Spark

Microsoft’s partnership with Databricks adds new analytics tools to Azure’s data platform

For developers, Microsoft’s AI future gets a foundation

For developers, Microsoft’s AI future gets a foundation

New tools and an AI school show that Microsoft is getting serious about delivering to developers an AI-powered future

Azure IoT Edge brings smarts to devices at the cloud’s edge

Azure IoT Edge brings smarts to devices at the cloud’s edge

Devices on the edge of internet should be able to act on their own, and connect only when needed. That’s what Azure IoT Edge enables

What’s new in Azure Functions: durable states

What’s new in Azure Functions: durable states

New serverless state capabilities in Azure Functions offer an alternative way of managing events and actions

HoloLens goes to work—but easier developer tools are needed

HoloLens goes to work—but easier developer tools are needed

Microsoft is giving its augmented-reality visors a new enterprise vision, one that’s targeting the 2 billion workers who don’t have a PC

Windows Server 1709: Container-focused, devops-oriented

Windows Server 1709: Container-focused, devops-oriented

Microsoft is changing not just how it delivers Windows Server, but also how it thinks about the role of the server

Get started with Microsoft’s Azure IoT DevKit

Get started with Microsoft’s Azure IoT DevKit

Add machine learning and stream analytics to your internet of things prototypes, even if they don’t run Windows

Inside Microsoft’s quantum computing world

Inside Microsoft’s quantum computing world

Get ready for a whole new—and very cold—way of developing software

Making sense of Microsoft’s graph database strategy

Making sense of Microsoft’s graph database strategy

From the Microsoft Graph to LinkedIn and beyond, Microsoft is betting on a graph database future

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