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.

Review: 7 PDF editing tools for iOS and Android

First look: The Microsoft API mashup tool for the rest of us

First look: The Microsoft API mashup tool for the rest of us

Microsoft Flow makes it easy for anyone to string together inputs, outputs, and actions into simple applications

Windows 10 Mobile: Will it play in the enterprise?

Windows 10 Mobile: Will it play in the enterprise?

With the introduction of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft may be hoping to gain a little on frontrunners iOS and Android in the business world. But it has a long way to go.

First look: Microsoft Azure Stack hits the ground running

First look: Microsoft Azure Stack hits the ground running

Technical preview of Microsoft's hybrid cloud platform drives just like Azure, drawing on the same APIs, tool and templates.

First look: Run VMs in VMs with Hyper-V containers

First look: Run VMs in VMs with Hyper-V containers

Windows Server 2016’s Hyper-V containers are lighter weight than traditional VMs and more secure than traditional containers.

First look: Run Docker in Windows Server 2016

First look: Run Docker in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 debuts support for Docker and container management with PowerShell, with a few wrinkles.

Review: Is Microsoft’s Edge browser ready for business?

Review: Is Microsoft’s Edge browser ready for business?

Microsoft's Edge, which is included with Windows 10, is a more modern, more secure and more compatible browser. It will need more work to fit in at work -- but will be worth the wait.

Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

Prepare for a future without Internet Explorer

IE is on its way out, so it's time for IT and Web services creators to make the switch to the modern Web.

First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different.

First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

Microsoft’s new browser combines a minimalist look and feel with a rendering engine designed to keep pace with a rapidly evolving Web.

Windows 10 Technical Preview deep-dive: A promise of better things to come

Windows 10 Technical Preview deep-dive: A promise of better things to come

Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview offers a first glimpse of the future of its operating system. Our reviewer takes a close look and thinks the upcoming OS could work.

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