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SQL Server Always Encrypted with Secure Enclaves

Security is paramount when implementing business solutions hosted in a public cloud, especially when sensitive data and intellectual property are stored as part of the solution itself. There are best practices in the industry already for securing data at rest and in transit, but you also need to pro…

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Use Blockchain to Build Decentralized and Collaborative AI

The biggest challenge of the next decade of artificial intelligence is going to be based on determining whether data and intelligence remains a privilege of a handful of large technology companies based in a few countries or it can be democratized to the rest of the world. The centralized nature of …

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Azure Confidential Computing

Security is a key driver in accelerating the adoption of cloud computing, but it’s also a major concern when you’re moving extremely sensitive IP (Intellectual Property) and data to a public cloud. There are consolidated ways to secure data at rest and in transit, but threats may occur also when dat…

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Electronic Signature with Blockchain

With blockchain, you can imagine a world in which documents are embedded in digital code and stored in transparent, shared databases, where they are protected from deletion, tampering, and revision. In this world every agreement, every process, every task, and every payment would have a digital reco…

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Blockchain Integration Patterns – Outbound

Smart contracts operate on data contained within a blockchain, but there may be situations when events generated within a blockchain, like a payment or a change of state of a smart contract, require some activities to happen in the outside world, off-chain. Azure Blockchain Workbench facilitates int…

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Blockchain Integration Patterns – Inbound

The introduction of smart contracts in blockchain networks has created that business logic tier that was missing in the first evolution of blockchain. Smart contracts offer the possibility to apply conditional logic to transactions before they are executed. Still, smart contracts can operate on data…

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Azure Blockchain Development Kit released to GitHub

Microsoft released the Azure Blockchain Development Kit as open source on GitHub. The blockchain development kit addresses numerous blockchain scenarios and requirements. To deliver end to end blockchain solutions for consortiums, developers need to enable organizations, people, and devices to conne…

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Distributed Transactions on Blockchain

In my previous article about Event Sourcing and CQRS in Blockchain Transactions (blogchain.space/entries/blockchain/event-sourcing-and-cqrs-in-blockchain-transactions) we have learned that a shared data model is not the only use case that can introduce tight coupling between smart contracts. Another…

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Event Sourcing and CQRS in Blockchain Transactions

Microservices and blockchain smart contracts have a lot in common. They’re both expected to run in isolation (on-chain) and communicate with the outside (off-chain) via a message-based channel. They should both be small in size, developed to run autonomously and independently, and perform better whe…

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Blockchain on MSDN Magazine

The year 2018 has seen a lot of attention on blockchain technologies. As a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and MVP (Most Valuable Professional), I have covered many times how Microsoft is playing a leader role in adoption of blockchain technology in the enterprise space: http://blogchain.space/entr…

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