Application Insights extension for Visual Studio Update – May 12

Brian Harry

Today we shipped an update (version 1.3) of our plugin for Visual Studio 2013 that makes working with Application Insights from Visual Studio really easy.  Improvements include:

  • Intro to portal experience from VS New!
    • When you run your application for the first time a toast notification will notify when new events are appearing in the portal
    • An “Application Insights” toolbar button will appear in the VS toolbar when you start debugging to give you easy access to the portal
  • Single sign on experience New!
    • When navigating to the portal from VS, you will not need to re-enter your credentials in order to sign in.
  • Bug fixes based on feedback

If you have any of the Preview releases, you can get the update several ways, including:


In Visual Studio, select Tools > Extensions and Updates, then click Updates > Visual Studio Gallery

Select the Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio extension

Click Update

If you don’t already have the tools, you can download the latest version here:


Download Application Insights Tools for Visual Studio
Preview Release, VSIX for Visual Studio 2013
Express for Web, Express for Windows, Professional, Premium and Ultimate

As always, let us know what you think.



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