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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Using Azure Queue storage

Microsoft Azure Queue storage is used to store a large number of messages that can be published or accessed via HTTP and HTTPS. Messages can be up to 64 KB in size.

A couple of common uses of Azure Queue storage include:

  • Passing messages between separate applications (such as an Azure Web role and an Azure Worker role)
  • Creating a backlog of work for a process to complete

Similar to Azure Table storage, Microsoft Azure PowerShell provides cmdlets to create and manage queues but no cmdlets to add to or read from the queues. In this example, we will create a new queue. We will cover how to use .NET to write to a queue in the Using Microsoft Azure storage to back up files section of this chapter.

To create a new queue in Azure, ...

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