Monday, may 7, Microsoft announced Azure Blockchain Workbench — a new set of tools for developers who interact with bloccano.
This week, developers from around the world join the company at the annual Microsoft Build conference to learn about the latest technologies. The blockchain remains a key theme of the event.
Over the last 18 months thousands of customers have experimented with blockchain templates and development tools available on the Azure Marketplace. Enterprises of different industries have developed many applications to meet the needs of customers ranging from pharmaceutical and booking, and ending with the creation of a digital local currencies .
While use cases are diverse, the problems are for customers, only beginning its journey was the same — existing applications has been costly and time consuming to develop and difficult to integrate.
According to Matthew Koerner, General Manager of Microsoft Azure, the new offer Azure Blockchain Workbench can shorten the application development time from several months to several days. Workbench quick start the client by automating the configuration of infrastructure so developers can focus on application logic and business owners to devote more time to identification and the verification of their uses.
According to representatives of Microsoft, some of the existing partners already have used Workbench.
In Israel the Bank Hapoalim uses Workbench to create a solution that simplifies the time-consuming manual processes required to issue Bank guarantees on large purchases such as real estate.
In Italy, Nestle has teamed up with Microsoft Digital to pilot solutions supporting IoT to track the movement of their famous and delicious chocolate through the supply chain.
In the United States Apttus is using Workbench to help banks and asset managers to quickly create smart contracts for security, monitoring and adjustment of change in loans, protecting against risks, which “added fuel to the fire” of the financial crisis of 2008.
And companies like Quisitive, Macaw and Cegeka has created a cutting-edge blockchain centers using Workbench to help customers to integrate the blockchain in their business.