Azure Blockchain Development Kit Released by Microsoft for Developers

The Blockchain Development Kit includes Workbench integration samples in the following areas:

  • Legacy applications and protocols—sending and receiving files via FTP, processing comma-separated files and email delivery of data
  • Data—SQL, Azure Search, Excel, and Power BI
  • SaaS—SharePoint, Dynamics, Outlook and Gmail
  • Registries—an accelerator that generates a custom registry and registry item smart contracts to accommodate any scenario.

Microsoft has debuted Version 1.0 of its Azure Blockchain Development Kit, which provides tools to help developers integrate blockchain with a wide range of applications.

Marc Mercuri – The principal program manager of Microsoft’s Blockchain Engineering announced on Microsoft Blog about development kit, And the tool kit includes components to connect interfaces, integrate data & systems, deploy smart contracts & best blockchain networks.

“This kit extends the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench, which incorporates Azure services for key management, off-chain identity and data, monitoring, and messaging APIs into a reference architecture that can be used to rapidly build blockchain-based applications,” wrote Mercuri. “These tools have become the first step for many organizations on their journey to re-invent the way they do business.”

Blockchain for Developers from Microsoft Azure

Microsoft engineers identifying new ways for the company to help developers go farther and faster when building blockchain apps,Blockchain apps are being used in a wide range of situations, from democratizing supply chain financing in Nigeria to securing the food supply in the UK. And alsot to deliver end to end blockchain solutions for consortiums, developers need to enable organizations, people and devices to connect to the blockchain and do it from a heterogenous set of user interfaces

Blockchain Components for Development

Components in the development kit include inbound and outboundSMS, Integrated Voice Response, IoT Hub and IoT Central, Xamarin mobile client for iOS and Android, Dynamics integration via Common Data Service (CDS), Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant bots and assistants, and web UX.

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