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Application Insights – 16 things every developer needs to know

Application Insights is Microsoft’s lightweight application performance monitoring service. I have collected a nice list of things that every developer should know. Including tips, key features, and limitations.

1. Make sure your app targets .NET 4.6, and .NET 2.0 is not supported

2. Warning! Sensitive data is not scrubbed from dynamic SQL queries

3. Key limitation: Finding slow SQL queries

4. SQL query times are not always correct

5. Azure App Services require a site extension for all features

6. View top exceptions in your application

7. Asynchronous HttpClient calls are not supported

8. Tracking application dependencies

9. View all details for a single web request (transaction trace)

10. How to Identify why a request or entire application is slow

11. Monitoring & Alerts features and limitations

12. Reporting across applications

13. No support for the concept of multiple “environments” (QA, Prod, etc)

14. App Insights is not a code profiler

15. Application Insights has a robust API, and you will likely need it

16. How to use Application Insights with Windows Services

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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:06 AM | Back to top

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: MATT WATSON

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