Microsoft has discontinued its Azure Blockchain Service. Existing projects will receive support until after the summer.
The termination, noted this week by Belgian Tom Kerkhove on Twitter, means that you can no longer roll out new projects with the service since May 10. For existing projects, support will stop on September 10, so they will no longer work afterwards.
ZDNet asked Microsoft about the reason for the discontinuation but as yet received no additional explanation.
Microsoft already started with Azure Blockchain as a Service based on etherum in 2015. Starbucks, JP Morgan and Xbox, among others, were mentioned as customers at the time.
Microsoft itself recommends consenSys Quorum Blockchain Service or managing your blockchain yourself as an alternative.