Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson

Columnist

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.

Microsoft’s big Azure announcement is a Cloud in a Box

In defense of the BYOdeveloper

In defense of the BYOdeveloper

User developers are a promise, not a threat.

Windows 10: The BYOD Windows

Windows 10: The BYOD Windows

Microsoft's unveiling of not Windows 9, but Windows 10 shows an OS release that's firmly targeted at 100 million Windows 7 users - but with a twist or two.

Hands on with Microsoft's Internet of Things platform

Hands on with Microsoft's Internet of Things platform

Windows On Devices, Microsoft’s Internet Of Things platform, is here. What’s it like to build on top of the new embedded Windows?

Buying the next generation of coders: Microsoft’s Minecraft gamble

Buying the next generation of coders: Microsoft’s Minecraft gamble

Beginners will be able to start creating Minecraft worlds before graduating to the programmable environments of Kodu and Project Spark. Users will be learning complex programming skills, while building distributed event-driven...

A playground full of coding sandboxes

A playground full of coding sandboxes

Want to try a new language, a new API, or an idea for code? Try a scratchpad like Apple's Swift Playground.

Xamarin's goal: To be the leading development platform in the world

Xamarin's goal: To be the leading development platform in the world

An new round of $54 million will fund new tooling and an international expansion.

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.

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