Microsft Releases Azure Blockchain Development Kit

Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum was released recently, simplifying, building and deploying smart contracts on Ethereum ledgers.

Microsoft has released the first Preview of the new Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum, which is an extension to Visual Studio Code.
This extension will give you an enhanced experience for building Blockchain apps utilizing Azure Blockchain Service, or even the public Ethereum network. And, it will also enable developers to utilize popular, open source Blockchain tools.
Source: buildazure.com 
You can get the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum” Visual Studio Code extension from, https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=azblockchain.azure-blockchain
The company said that as the Visual Studio Code is cross platforms, so is this extension. The extension is supported on both Windows 10 and macOS. Moreover, you can also use Visual Studio Code and it’s extensions running within a Virtual Machine in Azure.
As you can expect, the “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” extension for Visual Studio Code is Open Source and hosted on GitHub.
You can go check out the project at the GitHub site here.