Application Insights in Azure

Application Insights is a Application Performance Management (APM) Service available for Developers & Administrators.  We can use it for web applications deployed to Azure.

Application Insights provides the following features:

  • Application Availability
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Usage Insights

Application Insights also provides Visual Studio Integration, Support for Windows Phone Store Apps etc.

Creation of Application Insights

Open Azure Portal > Create New Resource > Search Box > Enter Application Insights

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Select the first option & Choose Create.

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Enter Information in the appearing dialog.

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Click the Create button in the bottom.

Wait a few minutes & your Application Insights will be created.

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Now you are ready with the Application Insights panel as shown below.

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Create Azure Functions using Visual Studio 2017

In this article we can explore about creating Azure Functions using Visual Studio 2017.

Native Tooling in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 includes the Azure Functions SDK to provide Functions template.

Open Visual Studio > New Project > Choose Azure Functions template as shown below.

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In the next window choose the Http Trigger option.

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You will get the following Code generated.

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Run the application & You will get the following command window.

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Towards the end you will see the URL to copy.

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You can copy the URL & PUT in the browser. Since it is using Http GET method you will get the break point hit.

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References

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-overview

Summary

In this article we have explored about Azure Functions template in Visual Studio 2017