Simon Bisson

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.

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

How to transfer your datacenter’s data to Azure

How to transfer your datacenter’s data to Azure

Hybrid applications need dedicated connectivity and new ways of getting data from your datacenter to the cloud

Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know

Data storage in Azure: Everything you need to know

Microsoft Azure has many data storage options, so how do you choose what to use? This guide explains the options

Progressive web apps in Microsoft Edge: What you need to know

Progressive web apps in Microsoft Edge: What you need to know

Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser is about to run apps offline. Here’s how to take advantage of its new features in your web apps

Get started with cloud app dev in Azure App Service

Get started with cloud app dev in Azure App Service

How to use Azure’s PaaS tools to build cloud-hosted apps that run on your mobile devices and in your browsers

How Microsoft will bring blockchain to the enterprise

How Microsoft will bring blockchain to the enterprise

Businesses can get a lot out of the blockchain that powers bitcoins, and Microsoft’s Coco Framework aims to give them fast and private access to the underlying technologies

Failures make Microsoft Office better and better

Failures make Microsoft Office better and better

Microsoft is experimenting with focused tools to let you dip into work as needed. Some experiments end up moving Office 365 to the next level

Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless events

Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless events

Microsoft extends its serverless Azure platform to handle events via an infrastructureless publish-and-subscribe service

.Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know

.Net Core 2.0: Everything you need to know

In the cloud and on all your devices, the latest .Net release will give you a common framework for all your enterprise code

Get started with Visual Studio Code

Get started with Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s open source development tool has become an important piece of the developer’s toolkit on Mac, Linux, and Windows

What is ACI? Microsoft’s Azure Container Instances explained

What is ACI? Microsoft’s Azure Container Instances explained

The “container as a service” lets you rapidly create and launch containerized applications, including from Kubernetes, without any overhead and with an easily scriptable set of commands

Ease into Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure

Ease into Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure

With Kubernetes baked into Azure Container Service, it’s easy to spin up Kubernetes-managed container clusters that tap native Azure services

Windows 10 S: A Windows Enterprise in waiting?

Windows 10 S: A Windows Enterprise in waiting?

Microsoft’s locked-down, Windows Store-restricted version of Windows could have a bright future in business

A cloud in your datacenter? Azure Stack arrives

A cloud in your datacenter? Azure Stack arrives

Microsoft brings core Azure cloud services and subscription pricing to the datacenter, albeit with heavy hardware requirements

Get started with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Get started with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

Here’s what WSL is all about: getting the tools you need to do cross-platform development and management on your PC

How to port your PC software to the Windows Store

How to port your PC software to the Windows Store

You should deliver the Windows Universal Platform style of applications to users of Windows 10, and especially users of the new Windows 10 S

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