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.

Lift and shift Windows applications to containers

Manage your tasks with the Microsoft To Do API

Manage your tasks with the Microsoft To Do API

A desktop task manager built on top of the Microsoft Graph lets you share tasks with groups and seamlessly link tasks to applications.

Build .NET apps for the metaverse with StereoKit

Build .NET apps for the metaverse with StereoKit

Microsoft’s open source mixed-reality tools make it easy to build OpenXR apps in .NET.

Build SBOMs with Microsoft’s SPDX SBOM generator

Build SBOMs with Microsoft’s SPDX SBOM generator

Microsoft is making its internal, cross-platform, software bill of materials generation tool public and open source.

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.

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