Announcing Service Bus Explorer for Azure portal now GA
Published Oct 12 2022 10:00 AM 6,175 Views

Announcing Service Bus Explorer for Azure portal now GA

Thanks to your support during the preview of the completely revamped Service Bus Explorer tool on the Azure portal, we are happy to now announce this tool is now GA. Azure Service Bus has two types of operations which can be performed against it:


  • Management operations; Create, update, delete of Service Bus namespace, queues, topics, and subscriptions.
  • Data operations; Send to and receive messages from queues, topics, and subscriptions.

While we have offered a portal-based Service Bus Explorer for data operations for a while now, our customers have provided us with feedback that the experience was still lacking compared to the community managed Service Bus Explorer OSS tool.


To empower our customers even further, we released a new version of Service Bus Explorer, which brings many new capabilities to the portal for working with their messages, right from the portal. For example, it is now possible to send, receive, and peek messages on queues, topics, and subscriptions, including their dead-letter sub-queues. The tool allows to perform operations such as complete, re-sending, and deferral. Moreover, this can be done on a single message or for multiple messages at once.


To access the tool:

  • Navigate to the namespace.
  • Select the specific queue or topic that you want to perform your data operations on.
  • Open "Service Bus Explorer" from the left menu navigation pane. When working with a topic, it's also possible to select a specific subscription within.

For all information about the tool, and step-by-step guidance for the different operations, please check our documentation. And even though the tool is now GA, you can still expect many new additions to be added.


Demo steps: 

To use the Service Bus Explorer, navigate to the Service Bus namespace on which you want to do data operations.

  1. If you're looking to run operations against a queue, select Queues from the navigation menu. If you're looking to run operations against a topic (and it's related subscriptions), select Topics.




  1. After selecting Queues or Topics, select the specific queue or topic.
  2. Select the Service Bus Explorer from the left navigation menu




  1. Now you can use the tool to manage your messages.
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