New metrics for Queues and Topics emitted

For a long time, the only way to obtain the Service Bus entity(Queues, Topics) active Message count, or the size of the entity, you had to either rely on the old metrics pipeline or on the NamespaceManager library. We just added support for these two metrics, in our new Metrics pipeline. So far, you can…


Important Updates About Us and Access Control Service

UPDATE: Access Control Service will be deprecated on November 7, 2018 and the ability to create new Access Control Service namespaces will be stopped on May 1, 2018 as part of this deprecation process. This includes previously whitelisted user Subscription IDs.    For additional information please take a look at this blog post.   For Service Bus, Event…


SSL Cert Renewal Issues Solved On Azure Service Bus and Relay

To our Azure Relay and Azure Service Bus customers, Some of you might have seen the below error whenever the Relay and Service Bus service updated its SSL certificate chain. Unhandled Exception: System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityTokenValidationException: The X.509 certificate CN=servicebus.windows.net is not in the trusted people store. The X.509 certificate CN=servicebus.windows.net chain building failed. The certificate that was…


Azure Service Bus now integrates with Azure Event Grid!

We are happy to announce that Azure Service Bus is now able to send events to Azure Event Grid. The key scenario of this feature? Saving on the effort of having to long poll on a queue that may sometimes be empty. Service Bus will now send events to Azure Event Grid when there are…


Azure Service Bus billing, vs metrics, vs current monthly cost

Recently we got a few questions on how Azure Service Bus billing works, hence a short summary. First of all a disclaimer though: This blog is just a high level summary. The actual information about billing is on the regarding official documentation pages. The questions may come in three different categories: Understand how you are…


Geo-Disaster-Recovery user interface available in Portal

We now have a user interface for Geo-Disaster-Recovery (Geo-DR) exposed in the portal which will make management operations much very straight forward and easy. If you have not explored our Geo-DR feature yet please take some time to read through the following blog and the documentation article it refers too to understand the basic concepts…


How to setup alerts on the new metrics for Azure Service Bus

Recently a few people asked how to configure alerts for the metrics we recently published. Unfortunately, we cannot enable it on the metrics tile directly: To setup metrics, in the Portal, go to Monitoring – Alerts (Preview) – Click “+ New Alert Rule”. Then follow the steps on the screen to create your new alert…


Azure Service Bus Managed Service Identity (MSI) and Role-based access control (RBAC) (preview) released!

We are happy to announce the preview release of Managed Service Identity (MSI) and Role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Service Bus. In this preview we show how to use the two features with Azure Service Bus. Release notes: For the initial public preview, you can only add AAD accounts and service principals to the…