Blockchain in Azure is nothing new. Blockchain is not new but to get more compute power and security you need platform like Azure. Well, once you have them in Azure you need App. Here we are the Blockchain Development Kit is now available https://github.com/Azure-Samples/blockchain/tree/master/blockchain-development-kit
With Azure Blockchain Workbench you enable developer the set of services it needs to run Azure. This eventually reduce the time and learning a developer would spend otherwise setting up the whole lot of things.
The Azure Blockchain Workbench Architecture looks as below,
Also watch the Channel9 BlockTalk https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Blocktalk
Enjoy developing in Blockchain at Azure.