Although Windows Azure Queues are part of the Windows Azure Storage trifecta (along with Blobs and Tables), they play their primary role as a means of scaling processing in the cloud, by enabling Web Roles and Worker Roles to operate in a decoupled, asynchronous fashion. It’s a key pattern for building applications in the cloud, and it’s deceptively simple to implement! Check it out my latest segment of Practical Azure on MSDN DevRadio.