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Service Bus for Windows Server v1.0 RTM/RTW

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Microsoft Downloads - Service Bus 1.0

"Service Bus for Windows Server enables next generation messaging and queuing capabilities.

Date published:10/17/2012

SB_RTM\ServiceBus.exe, 94 KB 
Service_Bus_BPA.msi, 410 KB 
ServiceBusExplorer.zip, 555 KB

Service Bus for Windows Server provides Windows Azure Service Bus messaging capabilities on Windows Server. It 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.

The Service Bus Explorer allows users to administer messaging entities in an easy manner. The version provided here supports the Service Bus 1.0. For more information, visit the Service Bus Explorer documentation.

The Microsoft Service Bus Best Practices Analyzer is designed for administrators who want to determine the overall health of their Service Bus farm configuration. The tool scans your Service Bus farm and identifies items that do not conform to Microsoft best practices.

Supported operating systems: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012


If you can't Azure, this lets you get the goodness of the Service Bus into your data center.

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