Microsoft introduced Azure Blockchain Workbench, a set of tools for developers working with distributed registry technology.
What is Workbench and why is it needed?
Workbench provides “scaffolding for an end-to-end blockchain application” and can be installed with a couple of simple clicks. With the help of such innovations, Microsoft seeks to make it easier for companies and their development teams to create applications on blockchain based on Azure.
Matthew Kerner, general manager of Azure:
“Today we are happy to present a public preview of Azure Blockchain Workbench, a new application that can reduce application development time from months to several days. Workbench allows customers to get started right away with a quick configuration of the infrastructure, so developers can instantly focus on the logic of the application, and the owners of companies – in determining and approving the ways to use it. “
Benefits of Workbench and Microsoft’s work in the blockchain industry
According to Microsoft, some companies have already assessed the benefits of the Workbench, including Bank Hapoalim (Israel), food producer Nestle, and QTC giant Apttus.
Microsoft also works with Hyperledger, the UN and the R3 consortium to explore various aspects of blockchain technology. Among other things, Microsoft Corporation in February this year showed interest in technology in terms of digital identification methods.