In the TechEd US session Overview and Roadmap of Windows Azure Service Bus, Microsoft demoed some really neat new bit for working with Azure in Visual Studio (both VS2010 and VS2012).

We now have access to several Azure features from Server Explorer

I am going to show you how to use the Windows Azure Service Bus in Server Explorer

Select Add New Connection

Click OK, and then expand the namespace in Server Explorer

You can Do everything you need to do with Queues, Topics, Subscriptions and Rules: Create, Delete, Properties, Send and Receive. For those that have been using the Service Bus Explorer you can do most of it functionality in this new tool, there are still some enhanced send and receiving that Service Bus Explorer is still better doing.

Right Click on a Queue and you have these options

Click Properties

You can also do a send and receive

You can do the same operations on Topics and Subscriptions and also create, edit and delete the rules.

Hope you enjoyed this quick look at the new Server Explorer features in the Azure SDK 1.7

The Overview and Roadmap of Windows Azure Service Bus session can be viewed here:

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