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Brisbane ALM User Group: Integrating Application Insights in the end to end ALM workflow by Anthony Borton

The warming weather and the Thunder Showers this weekend definitely left me a little homesick for Australia…which compelled me to announce this weeks ALM User Group in Brisbane.  Next week is “bring a friend” week at the Brisbane ALM User Group with with every person who brings a friend receiving free soft drinks during...

Using the IntelliTrace Events window with a log collected from MMA Standalone

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability performance data and exception data for web applications. You can use IntelliTrace to review this data, or debug this data to get more useful information. In this post I am using MMA Standalone, as opposed to MMA connected to AppInsights or System Center. One of my colleagues ...

Monitoring Custom Performance Counters in Application Insights

I have had several folks ask me how to monitor custom performance counters in Application Insights. Since I hadn’t played with performance counters in a while I thought I would go through the MSDN documentation on this topic from end to end. Step 1.  Create the performance Counter In Visual Studio open Server Explorer, expand the ...

New agent for Application Insights available

We are excited to announce that there is an updated version of Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) available now. Performance counter collection frequency was reduced from 5 minutes to 1 minute for standard and custom counters so you’ll see trends more granularly and faster. There are also improvements in our log collection feature and bug ...

Application Insights Webinar April 17th 8:00am PST

If you are looking to get started with Application Insights I will be hosting a webinar Thursday 8:00am PST where I will be walking through a getting started session looking at Availability Monitoring, Performance Monitoring, Usage Monitoring and how to make all this actionable!Register for event: https://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/EventDetail...

Integrating testing tools and devops at the Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group April 17th

The thought leaders in the area of Testing locally  run  “Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group”.  I have been asked me to come in and show them how Microsoft is integrating Testing tools into the DevOps work flows!Definitely looking forward to it!3rd Thursday, April 17th,  6:30 pm at CompuCom 11900 NE...

Get Application Performance data during load runs with Visual Studio Online

[ New Update: Now you can collect performance counter of your choice to be monitored during the load run. Read more about it here ]   Goal of a load testing activity is to identify and fix performance bottlenecks. Visual Studio Online integrates Load testing with Application Insights to give deep insights into performance and diagnostics...

Using Coded UI to test XAML-based Windows Phone apps

In order to ship a great quality app to the Store, it is essential that you test it and flush out the bugs. End to end scenario tests when automated can help you ensure that any regressions in the app are caught early. With Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, you can now write automated end-to-end tests for your app using Coded UI Test. In Visual ...

Phone Debugging in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 introduced several exciting changes for mobile development. You are now able to use the same programming model that you use to build Windows Store apps for Windows 8.1, to build XAML apps Windows Phone 8.1. In this post, I will remind you of the most important diagnostic capabilities that you will know from Windows...

Release Management – Continuous Deployment with Visual Studio Online and any CI Systems

[Update: The technique described below is only valid for Agent-Based release templates. To achieve similar behavior for vNext release templates, follow the instructions from the article Trigger Release from build with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3.]   Visual Studio Release Management 2013 Update 2 RC release ships&...

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