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  1. 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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    • 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.

      275 votes
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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

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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…

          168 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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.

          • Queue purge

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

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            • Update Service Bus SLA to include a maximum delay for delivering messages

              Today the SLA of 99.95% is too weak and doesn't include any maximum delay for delivering messages to consumers.

              Because of an unhealthy partition I experienced getting several messages hours later than their ScheduledEnqueueTimeUtc suggested. I experienced several messages being consumed 8 hours later and creating chaos in the middle of the night (sending thousands of sms text messages in my case).

              Here's the actual description of "downtime" in the Service Bus SLA:
              "Downtime" is the total accumulated Deployment Minutes, across all Queues and Topics deployed by Customer in a given Microsoft Azure subscription, during which the Queue or Topic…

              61 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

                44 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 ).

                  26 votes
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                  • Provide Better Documentation

                    The general overall docs and numerous samples are great for getting you started but these only cover generalized and very simple scenarios. As an enterprise architect I need more than general high level documentation to be able to create enterprise level solutions.

                    Since starting to develop a service bus solution for my company I seem to spend more time googling than designing. If I also add in the time I spend writing code just to figure out how things work I get little real work done that is still of questionable quality.

                    Microsoft needs to spend some more time developing…

                    26 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…

                      23 votes
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                      • Ability to query how many listeners are activated in a topic/queue

                        An API to query how many listeners are activated in a topic/queue. During the system run, due to misconfiguration, today we cant really be sure that there are not multiple listeners activated on topic. Sometimes we are facing message loss as other listener is activated.

                        So, to solve any config/code issues, an API will help us to do some validations.

                        22 votes
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                        • Support Service Bus for Windows Server 1.1 in WebJobs ServiceBusTrigger

                          I'm developing multiple service bus subscribers that must be able to run both in Azure and on-premises. We use Azure Service Bus in the cloud and Service Bus for Windows Server 1.1 on-premises.

                          The Azure WebJob SDK supports triggering code by receiving messages from Service Bus subscriptions, but currently the Microsoft.Azure.WebJobs.ServiceBus package depend on WindowsAzure.ServiceBus 2.3.1.0 or later which is incompatible with service bus on-premises.

                          I was able to make this work by doing a dirty hack of using assembly binding redirect to version 2.1.0.0 of Microsoft.ServiceBus.dll. My preliminary tests seems to work fine, but I would like some official…

                          20 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

                            19 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.

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                              • Delete BrokeredMessage from Topic/Queue by MessageId

                                It would be really useful to remove messages that are sent to Topic/Queue for later time and are not needed anymore.

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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

                                  15 votes
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                                  • allow me to monitor my message bus queues easily

                                    In the old UX, one could select the service busses, and from there select the queues and see their count (or width). I have attached a PowerShell script that will show these queue sizes.

                                    Where can we look at the service busses in the new UI?
                                    They no longer seem to be first class citizens.

                                    13 votes
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                                    • Change the Service Bus SDK to be a Portable Class Library

                                      Right now, the Service Bus SDK requires the Full .NET Framework. For Xamarin and .NET Core situations, it would be much better if the Service Bus SDK were released as a Portable Class Library. (Oh, and open-sourcing the SDK would be great, too.)

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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 ?

                                        12 votes
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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.

                                        • 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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