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.

How to work with Azure API Management

How to work with Azure API Management

Add Azure’s API Management tools to secure and manage access to your code for serverless and microservices applications

What developers should know about Windows’s shift to Chromium

What developers should know about Windows’s shift to Chromium

Microsoft’s new Edge browser strategy could make developers’ lives a lot easier, including those creating PWAs or working in MacOS

How to migrate your apps from Azure Container Service

How to migrate your apps from Azure Container Service

Microsoft’s ACS is shutting down in January 2020. Here are your options for Kubernetes, Docker, and DC/OS

Create your cloud code installer with CNAB and Duffle

Create your cloud code installer with CNAB and Duffle

Microsoft and Docker unveil new tools for managing and deploying cloud applications for containers on any cloud

Get started with Microsoft Learn developer tutorials

Get started with Microsoft Learn developer tutorials

The new training platform uses resources running on Azure so you can actually try out the concepts being taught

How to build blockchains on Azure

How to build blockchains on Azure

Develop trusted business applications with Microsoft’s Azure blockchain tools

How to build 64-bit apps for Windows on ARM

How to build 64-bit apps for Windows on ARM

Updates to Visual Studio finally add native ARM64 support to Microsoft’s ARM-based always-connected PCs

What .Net Standard 2.1 means to you

What .Net Standard 2.1 means to you

A new release of the .Net Standard library is around the corner, with significant benefits to developers—and a major shift in .Net's evolution

A decade of Azure: It’s time to go back to the future

A decade of Azure: It’s time to go back to the future

One of the advantages of a hyperscale cloud platform like Azure is that it can support many development models

How to use Git and GitHub for Microsoft development

How to use Git and GitHub for Microsoft development

Microsoft’s development tools offer many ways to work with Git source control, from plug-ins to direct integration

Introducing Fluent, Windows 10’s modern UI approach

Introducing Fluent, Windows 10’s modern UI approach

Code isn’t the only thing that matters to your users—design and experience are as important

How to secure your Azure network

How to secure your Azure network

Connected virtual machines need the same kind of security and network management tools as your own data center

Azure Cosmos DB gets the multiple-master boost for distributed apps

Azure Cosmos DB gets the multiple-master boost for distributed apps

Microsoft’s cloud database platform is updated to improve distributed systems performance at a global scale

How to go serverless with Azure SignalR Service

How to go serverless with Azure SignalR Service

Microsoft’s SignalR was designed for real-time web applications. It’s now a low-cost messaging layer for serverless applications

How to use Azure ML in Windows 10

How to use Azure ML in Windows 10

With local machine learning support, there’s no need to worry about shipping data to cloud services, especially where bandwidth or data protection can be an issue

How to work with Azure Pipelines for devops

How to work with Azure Pipelines for devops

Microsoft’s devops build tools get a makeover, both in the cloud and on your servers

It’s gotten a little easier to develop PWAs in Windows

It’s gotten a little easier to develop PWAs in Windows

Microsoft’s progressive web apps tools remain unintegrated, but there's been some progress for Visual Studio developers

Understanding programmatic Azure infrastructures

Understanding programmatic Azure infrastructures

With Azure, your infrastructure is code, so you can manage it from the Azure CLI or from third-party tools

Solving the UI challenge in Visual Studio code

Solving the UI challenge in Visual Studio code

The relationship between designers and developers is complicated and essential. Two imperfect tools help Visual Studio a little

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

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