Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Getting your own bus, as in Server Bus for Windows Server. Downloading and Hosting the Service Bus 1.0

Microsoft Downloads - Service Bus 1.0 Beta

Service Bus messaging runtime is a set of installable components for Windows providing a subset of the Service Bus capabilities found in the Windows Azure platform.

Version: Beta
Date published: 7/16/2012

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servicebus.3f.3f.3fnew.exe, 103 KB
ServiceBusExplorer-Server.zip, 534 KB
ServiceBusSamples-Server.zip, 132 KB

Service Bus messaging runtime is a set of installable components for Windows providing a subset of the Service Bus capabilities found in the Windows Azure platform. This runtime enables building, testing, and running loosely-coupled, message-driven applications in self-managed environments and developer machines. Queues offer reliable message storage and retrieval with a choice of protocols and APIs. Building on the same foundation as Queues, Topics furthermore provide rich publish/subscribe capabilities that allow multiple, concurrent subscribers to independently retrieve filtered or unfiltered views of the published message stream. For more information, see the Service Bus 1.0 Beta Documentation. The Service Bus Explorer allows users to administer messaging entities in an easy manner. The version provided here supports the Service Bus 1.0 Beta. For more information, visit the Service Bus Explorer documentation.

Service Bus for Windows Server (Service Bus 1.0 Beta)

The Service Bus for Windows Server is a set of installable components that provides the messaging capabilities of the Windows Azure Service Bus on Windows. The Service Bus for Windows Server enables you to build, test, and run loosely-coupled, message-driven applications in self-managed environments and on developer computers. Service Bus queues offer reliable message storage and retrieval with a choice of protocols and APIs. Building on the same foundation as queues, Service Bus topics provide rich publish/subscribe capabilities that allow multiple, concurrent subscribers to independently retrieve filtered or unfiltered views of the published message stream.

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I am a big fan of message based app's having used them myself for a years and having them help me do some pretty serious scaling (well serious to me at least). But I've also been stuck in the past, using MSMQ natively. It's time to move forward and so I've been looking at other service bus packages (or implementations such as SQL Server Service Broker, etc). Now this enters the mix. I've not seen much uproar about this yet... Maybe all the Office 2013 news has overshadowed this announcement?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Greg,
Thanks for blogging about Service Bus for Windows server. Please let us know your feedback as we keep improving it before RTM.

Follow us on twitter #servicebus for more news.
Ziv , Windows Azure Service Bus team.

Chris Myers said...

Hey Greg, any luck with the installer? Following your link and running the exe, I get an error about the Web Platform Installer not having the bits. I can't find the old executable they originally released anywhere unfortunately.

Greg Duncan said...

Try getting the WebPI directly via http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx. Using WebPI directly I was just able to install the Service Bus...