More about messages – Azure Service Bus for MSMQ users, Part 4

Let’s talk a bit more about Azure Service Bus messages and what’s different compared to MSMQ. For start, there are mechanisms to hide messages and delay their processing. This is available both in queues and topics/subscriptions. Deferred messages If a message shouldn’t be processed immediately but shouldn’t be deleted for good either, you can defer it. While message is […]

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Topics and subscriptions – Azure Service Bus for MSMQ users, Part 2

Topics and their subscriptions represent publish-subscribe (pub-sub) messaging pattern. If you’re coming from MSMQ, that’s a new concept. What’s the difference to plain old queue? Simplest scenario for a queue (and arguably most common one) is – single sender and single receiver: Of course, we could have multiple senders, but that doesn’t create problems unless we want to […]

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QueueProxy on MSMQ cluster

Managing clustered MSMQ was always tricky, since it runs as a separate instance, i.e. more or less like a separate “virtual” computer with MSMQ installed. When you try to manage it from QueueExplorer you’ll see that there are some limitations since it’s done in remote mode, either from one of cluster nodes or from some other […]

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