It's time to fundamentally rethink the way we build and deliver applications, for a world of clouds and containers.
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Born on the Channel Island of Jersey, Simon moved to the UK to attend the University of Bath where he studied electrical and electronic engineering. Since then a varied career has included being part of the team building the world's first solid state 30KW HF radio transmitter, writing electromagnetic modelling software for railguns, and testing the first ADSL equipment in the UK. He also built one the UK's first national ISPs, before spending several years developing architectures for large online services for many major brands. For the last decade he's been a freelance writer, specialising in enterprise technologies and development. He works with his wife and writing partner Mary Branscombe from a small house in south west London, or from anywhere there's a WiFi signal and a place for a laptop.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
Developers, developers, developers: For Microsoft the tune might change but the words remain the same
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The future of Windows Server is PowerShell, containers, and no GUI.
It's a wireless arms race in the crowded spectrum of London. Time to bring on the latest technology!
Filing, piling or ignoring email? I've tried them all and I prefer machine learning.
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Significant anniversaries for two very different, but still significant, technologies.
Google is (finally) hoping to adopt the Pointer Events standard in Chrome, while Apple is writing custom events to handle its new force touchpad instead.
It's time to start thinking about a new operating system layer: your entire datacenter, from networking to compute to storage, it's all one big computer now.
For Microsoft, mobility isn't you moving around, it's your information being everywhere. And that might sell Windows 10, courtesy of iOS and Android.
We test AOC's 17-inch USB portable monitor - a second screen for your laptop that's light enough to carry around with you. But is it worth the extra weight?
How Microsoft has used white spaces radio to help with disaster recovery in the Philippines.
So what can Microsoft do to make us trust PCs again?
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