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PowerBus–Sending and receiving ServiceBus messages from powershell

I have been working on implementing ServiceBus using powershell. There is to my knowledge no modules/scripts available to communicate with ServiceBus from powershell. There is a Azure powershell module on Git that enables you to create/manage Queues/namespaces, however not to send/receive messages. Let’s just jump right in and test it.





Requrements:
Create a Queue on Azure and recceive the connection Information (connectionstring) (http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/service-bus-dotnet-how-to-use-queues/)Download/clone the PowerBus repository on bitbucket (https://bitbucket.org/torgro/powerbus/wiki/Home)Unblock the downloaded zip file (unblock-file –path c:\temp\PowerBus.zip)Copy the module to one of your module pathsImport-Module –Name PowerBus
How to use

After importing these commands will be available for you:



Get-BusMessage and Send-BusMessage are used for receiving and sending messages to the Queue. These functions need to know your connection string (ConnectionStri…