As Bitcoin core and the underlying technology, Blockchain (block chain) market has been very popular, many companies have to join the field work, such as Edgelogic, Blade, Bitpay Coinapult and so on. As a mainly engaged in a variety of operating system-level development and maintenance of an international software company, Microsoft naturally will not miss this opportunity. From 2014 to join the Bitcoin market, based on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform has been with a number of startups chain block collaborating intent on the underlying operating system platform to provide technical support for the block chain.
As a Microsoft & ldquo proposed; Sandbox & rdquo; service, Block Chain Services (BaaS, Blockchain-as-a-Service) is now officially released a preview version of the Azure users. Users can this Azure cloud platform provides a low-risk environment with different technologies interact in the most simple and efficient way to build a chain block test environment (Microsoft for different blocks chain implementation provides a series of reusable templates) , greatly reducing the user development costs.
Specific use Microsoft also offers detailed guidance documentation (Document links). Users simply log Azure platform, and then follow the prompts to create a new project, select & ldquo at DevTest Labs; DevTest Labs for Blockchain as a Service & rdquo; option to create, and then select a different configuration template to test according to their different directions. Overall users do not need to focus on specific implementations, just type parameters can be started.
At present, the service has been able to support 26 different blocks chain implementation, including Bitpay, MultiChain and Storj chain block, etc., many start-ups, have reached a partnership with Microsoft, these companies can users to find the corresponding template in the Microsoft BaaS in. From this point we can see that Microsoft wants to block all polymeric chain implementations ambitions.
Microsoft's business development and strategic director of Marley Gray will BaaS described as a simple-to-use chain block test environment, he said: & ldquo; as integrated in DevTest Labs is a developer feature, Microsoft wants to block chain development through BaaS It provides a simple-to-use test environment. & Rdquo;
Currently BaaS feature is only a preview version of the form, so the user support and stability still not perfect.