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Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie

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Using a Service Bus message buffer

The Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus supports disconnected communication between a client and a server through a message buffer implemented as a named endpoint on the Service Bus. A client can insert a message into a message buffer, and the server can later retrieve the message from the buffer. The server can respond to the client by putting a message in another buffer which the client can read.

By default, a message buffer may contain 10 messages, but it can be configured to hold up to 50 messages. A message buffer is transient and is automatically deleted when it has not been used for a configurable amount of time, with a default of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes. Message buffers are stored in memory ...

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