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Microsoft Azure Blockchain Is Ending

May 13, 2021

Microsoft is ending its Azure Blockchain Service in September, advising users to migrate to other offerings.

The company gave no reason for ending Azure Blockchain Service, which according to its website is still in preview. The site's description of the service reads: "Build, govern, and expand blockchain networks at scale. Azure Blockchain Service Preview simplifies the formation, management, and governance of consortium blockchain networks so you can focus on business logic and app development."

Notice of the move to abandon service came only in documentation, which now includes this note under a "Migration guide" section: "On September 10, 2021, Azure Blockchain will be retired. Please migrate ledger data from Azure Blockchain Service to an alternative offering based on your development status in production or evaluation."