US software firm Microsoft has released a suite of Azure development tools that support blockchainless servers, according to a statement released Nov. 15.
The new product, named “Azure Blockchain Development Kit” aims to improve the capabilities of Microsoft’s Azure Blockchain Workbench as features such as identities and off-chain data, monitoring, APIs in a proprietary format. It can be used to develop blockchain cloud service – based applications.
According to a blog post, the first release will focus on three core goals, such as “connection interfaces, data and system integration, and smartchannel and blockchain deployment.”
The product allows individuals, organizations and devices to connect to blockchain cloud service through the user interface. Microsoft says the development kit includes SMS and voice interfaces, Internet of Things (IoT) integration while supports for mobile clients, bots, virtual assistants, and other related solutions.
On intelligent contracting, Microsoft included Workbench integration scripts into development kits in areas such as old applications and protocols, data, software as a service (SaaS) and subscriptions, creating a Custom registration and registration of items into smart contracts.
Microsoft also introduced a whitepaper named “DevOps for Blockchain Smart Agreement,” which explains how to use development tools for blockchain cloud service-based applications in certain business environments.
In August, Azure introduced a proxy authentication algorithm (ERA) on blockchain Ethereum (ETH), allowing a “more efficient” way to build distributed applications (DApps) for specialized networks or alliances, where “all consensus participants are known and reputable”.
An example of a commercial deployment of Azure technology is the integration into the Nasdaq financial framework. This will create favorable conditions for buyers and sellers, as well as the combination, delivery management, payment and settlement of transactions.
Besides, Microsoft introduced the Ethereal Authentication (PoA) algorithm on Azure
The new Ethereum network algorithm will allow a “more efficient” way to build decentralized applications (DApps) for specialized networks or alliances, where “all participants in the agreement are known”.
In contrast to the workflow algorithm (PoW) – the current protocol on Azure – a PoA algorithm based on the principle of identifiers or verifiers has to be approved on the blockchain, and does not require competition in the fulfillment. into transactions.
The new Ethereum product on Azure is equipped with a number of features to ensure its correct functionality and security, such as identity leasing, Parity web-based support, Azure Monitor and Governance DApp.
Microsoft first announced the launch of the Ethereum-based Azure cloud platform by the end of 2015. Founded in 2010, Azure provides a global network of managed data centers managed by Microsoft to test, deploy and manage applications and blockchain cloud services.
In early June, the R3 blockchain alliance announced that along with 39 global financial companies who successfully tested its client application (KYC), they are running a total of 45 nodes on Microsoft Azure.