Integrating Azure Service Bus with Other Services
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This course introduces the Azure Service Bus. 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a basic understanding of what Azure Service Bus is, what it does, and how it can be managed

Intended Audience

  • Those who wish to learn about Azure Service Bus


  • Basic familiarity with Azure
  • Basic familiarity with distributed apps

Welcome to Integrating Azure Service Bus. Over the next few minutes, here, we’ll take a look at some key Azure services that Service Bus can integrate with.

Azure Service Bus can integrate with Azure Event Grid by emitting events to Event Grid when there are messages in a queue or a subscription when no receivers are present. 

To create an Azure Event Grid subscription, navigate to your Service Bus namespace in the Azure portal and follow the steps to create an event subscription. The integration can be done using Azure portal or Azure CLI. To use Azure portal, while creating an event subscription, you’d select Service Bus Queue as the endpoint type and then choose a Service Bus queue as the endpoint. I should mention that only the Premium tier Service Bus namespace supports event integration, and Basic and Standard tiers do not support integration with Event Grid.

Azure Service Bus can also integrate with Azure Logic Apps, which is a cloud-based platform for building workflows and integrating applications and services. With this integration, users can connect systems across cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments seamlessly. Users can also centralize messaging across APIs and systems using Azure Service Bus. 

Service Bus also integrates with Azure Functions, allowing you to build functions that react to and send queue or topic messages. 

A common way of integrating Service Bus with Azure Functions is through a queue trigger. A queue trigger provides a way to automatically process messages in a queue, which can be useful in scenarios such as processing work items or handling notifications.

To set up a queue trigger with Azure Functions and Service Bus, you would create a function app in the Azure portal and create Azure resources such as a Service Bus queue and storage account. You could then use the Service Bus queue trigger to process messages from the queue. When a message is added to the queue, the trigger automatically fires the Azure Function to process the message. This allows you to write code that processes messages in a queue without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.

In addition to queue triggers, Azure Functions can also be triggered by topics and subscriptions in Service Bus. Azure Functions can also be integrated with Service Bus using other mechanisms such as the Service Bus output binding or the Service Bus SDK.

So, the key takeaway here is that Azure Service Bus can be integrated with a number of other Azure services to create seamless workflows and applications. By integrating with Azure Event Grid, users can emit events to Event Grid and create event subscriptions, while the integration with Azure Logic Apps enables users to centralize messaging across APIs and systems. Furthermore, Service Bus also integrates with Azure Functions, which allows users to build functions that react to and send queue or topic messages. Whether it's through queue triggers or other mechanisms, the ability to integrate Azure Service Bus with other Azure services makes it a versatile and useful tool for developers and businesses alike.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.