Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson

Simon 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 COO Kevin Turner: We're making hard choices

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?

Xamarin's third act: What's new in Xamarin 3.0

Xamarin's third act: What's new in Xamarin 3.0

New tools from the cross-platform .NET company will simplify building iOS and Android apps for Windows developers.

One Windows to rule them all: It's coming, but not overnight

One Windows to rule them all: It's coming, but not overnight

Microsoft didn’t launch a Surface Mini this week. What does that say about the future of Windows and of Windows apps?

Azure security update addresses fears of a post-Snowden world

Azure security update addresses fears of a post-Snowden world

Microsoft addresses the fears of the post-Snowden world with its latest Azure update, announced at TechEd 2014.

Beyond BASIC: The future of do-it-yourself development

Beyond BASIC: The future of do-it-yourself development

The language that built modern programming is 50 years old. What's going to turn users into developers tomorrow?

Microsoft unveils a cloud Internet of Things

Microsoft unveils a cloud Internet of Things

Microsoft's new CEO has a vision of "ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence." At an event in San Francisco the company unveiled more of its building blocks.

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