An Azure Event Hubs Kafka endpoint enables users to connect to Azure Event Hubs using the Kafka protocol. By making minimal changes to a Kafka application, users will be able to connect to Azure Event Hubs and reap the benefits of the Azure ecosystem. Event Hubs for Kafka Ecosystems supports Apache Kafka version 1.0 and later. When we built Kafka-enabled Event Hubs, we wanted to give Kafka users the stability, scalability, and support of Event Hubs without sacrificing their ability to connect to the network of Kafka supporting frameworks. With that in mind, we've started rolling out a set of tutorials to show how simple it is to connect Kafka-enabled Event Hubs with various platforms and frameworks. The tutorials in this directory all work right out of the box, but for those of you looking to connect with a framework we haven't covered, this guide will outline the generic steps needed to connect your preexisting Kafka application to an Event Hubs Kafka endpoint.