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  1. Open Source Microsoft.ServiceBus.dll (WindowsAzure.ServiceBus NuGet package)

    The .NET Core Platform (.NET Core Framework, .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn"), and ASP.NET 5 ("vNext")), is open source on GitHub. Why isn't Microsoft.ServiceBus.dll? There are numerous benefits to embracing Open Source, too many to list here.

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    • Provide gracefull shutdown feature to Message Pump in Queue and Subscription Clients

      There is not a good way to deal with a graceful shutdown of a Worker role using the OnMessage approach of processing queue messages off the service bus. It would be nice if you could call StopProcessing, or something similar on the QueueClient or SubscriptionClient so that they would stop their internal receive loop, but finish processing the messages they may already be processing. A count property of active processing messages would also be helpful so that in an OnStop method on the worker role you could call the StopProcessing and enter a loop till the active processing messages was…

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        This is a great suggestion Mike. This does not only apply to OnMessage APIs, it will be applicable for making pending Receive(timeout) calls too in the case of a graceful shutdown when several of these are pending. Any specific requirements or suggestions on what API shape/pattern you would like to see are appreciated.

      • Add Support for Service Bus Management to the new portal

        On the old portal, I could see and manage all of my Service Bus queues, topics, etc. On the new portal, I am unable to find a way to do that.

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        • Queue purge

          Provide an API for purging of a queue, without having to delete and recreate the queue.

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          • Autoscale based on topic-subscription length

            Instead of autoscaling on queue length, i would like to be able to scale on topic-subscription length

            31 votes
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            • Include PortBridge and Reverse Web Proxy

              PortBridge and Reverse Web Proxy allow publishing of legacy services (and applications) via Service Bus, without altering their endpoints.
              An example can be found here ( http://blogs.msdn.com/clemensv/archive/2009/11/18/port-bridge.aspx ).

              22 votes
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              • Stop modifying config files if an older version exists

                When upgrading nuget packages they always install as if a previous version does not exist. It modifies config files and adds the Performance folder. If a previous version exists - don't do that.

                15 votes
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                • Receive multiple message sessions at once

                  In the (reasonably common) scenario where each consumer consumes more than one session concurrently, it will be helpful to be able to batch-receive from multiple session-receivers at once

                  12 votes
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                  • Batching in REST API

                    Storage Queue allows get "one or messages" from queue, but service bus rest api allow only one message per request.
                    I can't use standard .net client because it use uncommon tcp port and this port is closed in our organization.

                    10 votes
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                    • MQTT support to support more IoT scenario's

                      In the IoT landscape MQTT is a very common protocol used, support for this in service bus would be very helpful

                      10 votes
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                      • Service Bus Relay monitoring

                        When using the SB relay services, we are currently not able to monitor the 2 pieces of the price : number of relay hours and number of messages relayed.
                        It is absolutely mandatory to provide these informations, without it how can we see what is the current cost of the services ?

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                          planned  ·  Josh TwistJosh Twist responded

                          We’re currently hoping to provide an API to allow you to retrieve the metrics. We can’t share a date yet when this will be available.

                        • non partitioned to partitioned entities

                          Sending messages from a non partitioned topic means that all subscribers are expected to be non partitioned. To me a scenario where tue service bus could forward unpartitioned entity messages to a partitioned entity

                          8 votes
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                          • Please foresee a 'checkbox' to create an ACS namespace in the portal with a new service bus

                            Each time we want to create a service bus namespace, we have to use PowerShell, just to add an ACS with the namespace. A checkbox (that is unchecked by default) would be so handy here

                            7 votes
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                            • service bus namesapce scale configuration

                              When adding throughput unit to event hubs in the scale tab, the 'yes' button does nothing in IE or Chrome.

                              7 votes
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                              • BrokeredMessage.Defer(); should send a message to the back of the line

                                I use the Azure Service Bus in a geographically distributed environment. I also process messages in vertically and horizontally scaled out services.

                                Very often I will receive a message from the service bus for processing, but don't have enough information to complete the processing, (most of the time this is because I am waiting for SQL replication across continents) so I'll have to try again later.

                                Seems like a job for BrokeredMessage.Defer()! But alas, that causes the message to immediately get returned when I call Client.Receive(); even if there are thousands of messages in the queue / subscription that I…

                                6 votes
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                                • Resubmit dead-letter message back to the subscription it came from

                                  I often want to re-submit a subscription's dead-letter message back to the subscription without going through the topic. This is required when the other subscriptions shouldn't reprocess the message, but there is currently no way to do this. The cleanest way I can think of is to add send functionality to the SubscriptionClient. class.

                                  Other people have asked for this functionality as well: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22096262/send-message-directly-to-subscription

                                  5 votes
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                                  • EventHub Offset Durable on Server

                                    Right now in Preview, you can track the Offset with checkpoints in a storage blob (or some other way if you want). It would be nice to get Durable Offset tracking with the service. I was confused by the way it works now.

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                                    • Fix bug in Subscription API - too slow

                                      API requests for subscription messages sometimes return immediately; sometimes they are delayed by 30-60 seconds. Regardless of the number of messages available. This makes the the bus completely unusable. I consistently see this behaviour in the python sdk and when posting directly, using curl. Sending to the topic does not exhibit this solwdown.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Using a filter with EventHub data

                                        Will we be able to use a filter in the future for the EventHub data? I'm designing a new solution for a customer and it looks like EventHubs are great for sending and receiving our near-realtime data. Downside is when receiving the data, we receive all data of all our devices in the world. Most of the time, our clients only want to see data of one (or a few) device. We could of course filter the data by ourselves, client side, but this would cost a lot of bandwith.

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