Microsoft Announces Azure Blockchain Workbench

Today at the Build, Microsoft’s Azure team announced a new addition to its Azure blockchain solutions, Blockchain workbench.

Blockchain workbench currently in preview is available to Azure users now. Blockchain workbench allows users to quickly configure and deploy a consortium network with just a few clicks. Ideal for dev/test exploration, Workbench’s automatic ledger deployment, network construction and pre-built blockchain commands greatly reduce infrastructure development time.

Blockchain workbench integrates with Azure Active Directory (AD) for easier sign in and collaboration. Securely store private keys with Azure Key Vault. Ingest the messages and events required to trigger your smart contracts with Service Bus and Event Hubs. Signing, hashing, and routing tools transform messages into the format expected by the blockchain’s native API. Synchronize on-chain data with off-chain storage and databases to more easily query attestations and visualize ledger activity.

Azure Blockchain Workbench simplifies blockchain application development by providing a solution using several Azure components. Blockchain Workbench can be deployed using a solution template in the Azure Marketplace. The template allows users to pick the modules and components to deploy with Blockchain Workbench, such as blockchain stack, type of client application, and support for IoT integration. Once deployed, Blockchain Workbench provides access to a web app, iOS app, and Android app.
 
 
Currently, Blockchain workbench supports Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, and Ethereum.

Watch this video to learn more about Blockchain workbench:

Check out the following documentation to get started with Blockchain workbench.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/blockchain-workbench/