Dynamics CRM – Azure Integration (Part 3) : Explore Service Bus Messages

Detailed explanation on Dynamics CRM – Azure Integration. Technologies, mechanisms, tools and issues are enclosed under three topics in three connected posts.

Connected Posts:
Dynamics CRM – Azure Integration (Part 1) : Create Azure Service Bus Namespace
Dynamics CRM – Azure Integration (Part 2) : Create Dynamics CRM Service Endpoint
Dynamics CRM – Azure Integration (Part 3) : Explore Service Bus Messages


Azure Portal Queue\Topic Dashboard

Azure portal shows stats, monitoring, usage for each component in the Namespace such as Queue, Topic etc.

QueueUsage

Service Bus Explorer

Service Bus Explorer is a good tool to manage, monitor and test entities (Queues\Topic-Subscriptions\Relays\Event Hubs). Service Bus Explorer tool can be downloaded from Microsoft Developer Resources.

Service Bus Explorer can be connected to Azure in many ways as follows.

Connect

Using Azure Namespace Connection Information, Connection String can be copied.

ServiceBusExplorerConnection

Once it connected, all the entities under the Namespace will be shown as follows. Initially, there will be no messages until any record get changes\created as configured in plugin steps.

ServiceBusExplorerConnectsNamespace

After making any change to a contact record, using Service Endpoint the plugin Execution Context comes to the queue (queue name: contactoutbound). Message custom properties are shown for each message as follows.

MessageReceived

Resources

Service Bus Explorer: https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Service-Bus-Explorer-f2abca5a

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