hands-on lab

Handling Messages with Azure Storage Queue

Up to 1h
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Azure Queue Storage is a cloud-based queue service for storing messages and enabling communication between distributed application systems. The messages can be accessed via authenticated HTTP or HTTPS calls from anywhere in the world and can typically store millions of messages based on the storage capacity.

Queue service is often used by the organization to create and manage the backlog of work to process asynchronously. It allows you to build the distributed application and decouple the functionality for better durability across large workloads.

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to create the storage queue and send/receive messages to/from the queue.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Understand and create a Storage Queue
  • Configure a demo app to communicate with Storage Queue
  • Send and receive messages to the Storage Queue

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Architect Exam (AZ-304)
  • Cloud Architects
  • Data Engineers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Azure Storage Basics
  • Python or a similar programming language

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

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About the author

Learning paths

Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
Preparing Code to Interact with the Storage Queue
Sending and Receiving Messages from the Storage Queue