http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/f4198d6c1696421ab0b8a6880168534a/CloudCoverEpisode214.mp4 In this episode Chris Risner and Haishi Bai are joined by Evgeny Ternovsky and Joshua Weber, Program Managers on the HockeyApp and Application Insights teams. Joshua starts by going over the basics of HockeyApp and the features it provides including: beta app distribution, crash reporting, user feedback, user tracking, and application metrics. With the… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/3f7e44a35d3b48c891c3a674017adf85/OpsTeamEpisode26.mp4 The Ops Team is a (sometimes) weekly show where (occasionally) 4 Technical Evangelists specializing in IT Operations get together to give you the deets on their 4 areas of expertise: Microsoft Azure/Cloud, On-premises datacenter technologies, Enterprise Mobility / Windows and DevOps. This week on The Ops Team, the team are in a new studio!… Read More


I’m happy to announce that the Application Insights Windows SDKs have reached the 1.0.0 milestone. By reaching the 1.0.0 milestone we will take on greater stability around SDK changes and a longer support lifetime. We will continue to drive improvements and new features into the SDK but you can feel comfortable that this SDK version… Read More


During the Microsoft BUILD conference and in Merav Davidson’s recent blog post, we announced that Visual Studio Application Insights was ready for Public Preview. As part of Application Insights’ Public Preview we are launching a new cloud-friendly pricing model that is based on data volume per application and designed to offer great value for all… Read More


I often hear many questions about the APM products that Microsoft ships. Including, What happened to SCOM APM? There were some killer features in the Visual Studio Online version of Application Insights – why are they not available in Application Insights in Azure? What are the differences between all those products that seem to address… Read More


We just released the very first preview of Application Insights for the ASP.NET v5 (a.k.a ASP.NET vNext) web applications. You can find the NuGet on nuget.org and will allow you to monitor server requests and exceptions for your application as well as collect end user information and browser page performance. Please follow this getting started guide… Read More


I am very excited with all the announcements being made at Microsoft BUILD conference today! As you might have read in Soma’s blog and Brian Harry’s blog, we are announcing Public Preview of Visual Studio Application Insights, which is an analytics solution for any app that brings together Application Performance Management and Usage Analytics. Application Insights provides… Read More


Businesses run software and software runs businesses. Code can make or break your bank or bookstore. And if it goes down or performs badly, you stand to lose not just during the outage but for ever after, as customers move elsewhere. If users are having problems with your web site, you need to know immediately,… Read More


SharePoint based sites and web applications are tremendously popular at the Enterprise level since it’s so easy to get them up and running.  Now with Application Insights, it is also very easy to get quick and powerful insights into the usage and performance of your SharePoint sites. Application Insights works by adding an SDK into… Read More


There are something like 3 million published mobile apps. How do you make yours stand out? A good idea is a useful starting place, but it isn’t enough. You need to know in real time what your users are experiencing, respond nimbly to their likes and dislikes, and fix rapidly any problems they have. Apps… Read More