Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson

Writer

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.

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The Surface Pro 3 is amazing for digital photography

The Surface Pro 3 is amazing for digital photography

Why I bought Microsoft's Surface Pro 3: it's the ideal on-the-road device for digital photography. It's also a pretty good laptop....

How to take advantage of the debugging tools in your browser

How to take advantage of the debugging tools in your browser

Your browser’s debugging tools are there to make sure your web apps don’t blow up in your users' faces....

Time to renew: Why I stayed with Windows Phone

Time to renew: Why I stayed with Windows Phone

With an attractive upgrade deal on the table, I could have picked any high-end smartphone. So why did I decide to stay with Windows Phone?...

Microsoft: Platform

Microsoft: Platform

Nadella’s Microsoft is starting to take shape, and as it does we’re starting to see what the next decade will look like for Redmond....

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner: We're making hard choices

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner: We're making hard choices

COO Kevin Turner gave insights into the way Microsoft intends to go to market over the next year in a keynote at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference....

A deeper look at Amazon’s latest backend-as-a-service features

A deeper look at Amazon’s latest backend-as-a-service features

AWS makes a play for the mobile developer with identity and analytics tools, and an updated SDK....

How to use Facebook's App Links to connect mobile apps

How to use Facebook's App Links to connect mobile apps

Facebook’s open source App Links protocol is intended to link apps to each other and the web. How can you take advantage of it in your code?...

Why Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning is such a big deal

Why Microsoft's Azure Machine Learning is such a big deal

By introducing machine learning as a service, Microsoft is changing the way we need to think about data -- and about the skills we need....

Why developers should grab the new version of Internet Explorer

Why developers should grab the new version of Internet Explorer

Microsoft today unveiled a new way of showing Internet Explorer work in progress: A Developer Channel release that can be installed alongside existing browsers....

Decoding Satya Nadella's Microsoft

Decoding Satya Nadella's Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a vision of “ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence”. It’s a world where his company builds for cloud and mobile first, but what does it mean for the rest of us?...

Inside Swift: Apple's new programming language for iOS developers

Inside Swift: Apple's new programming language for iOS developers

Apple's new language looks set to replace Objective-C for iOS and OS X developers. What does it mean for them - and for the rest of the industry?...

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