Professional edition is useful if you have many connections, or many queues per server.
It also allows you to extract business data from messages and do something useful with that:
e.g. see order totals for all messages in a queue, filter out those bigger than $1000, etc.
QueueExplorer Professional can work with multiple MSMQ/RabbitMQ/ActiveMQ servers or Azure Service Bus namespaces at once. Servers can be organized in hierarchical groups for easier management. Servers and groups are automatically saved when program exits and restored on next run, or you can manually Save/Load projects and pass them to other QueueExplorer workstations.
You can extract specific business data from a message and display it as a new column. These columns can then be sorted or filtered. For example you can display most expensive order in a queue first, even if there are hundred messages before that one. Messages could be XML, JSON, text, or .Net serialized objects.
Custom columns are remembered as a part of queue view. That way you can have different business data displayed as you move from queue to a queue.
Queue views allow user to configure how messages are filtered, which columns are displayed, etc. on queue by queue basis. A view can be applied to more than one queue.
Create your own folders to organize queues. You can select or drag/drop individual queues or specify wildcard matches. Wildcards are great when you want to include all queues of some type (e.g. error, deadletter, etc.) since this kind of folder automatically includes newly created queues as they show up in the future.
QueueExplorer Professional can open multiple machines and queues in tab interface, making it easy to work with multiple resources at the same time.
|MSMQ, Azure Service Bus, RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ||✔||✔|
|Text/XML/JSON/.Net/WCF message views||✔||✔|
|Sort and filter messages||✔||✔|
|Currently connected servers||1||Unlimited|
|Group and organize MSMQ servers||-||✔|
|Queue views (independent settings for each queue)||-||✔|
|Extract data from messages using XPath, JSON, or Regex||-||✔|