Application Insights

Deep-linking Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights queries

Deep-linking Azure Log Analytics and Application Insights queries
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For a while, I've wanted to craft deep links (direct links) to queries in Azure Monitor. Either directly to Log Analytics workspaces or to Application Insights resources I have. I have plenty of use cases for this, but most notably is the fact that we want to easily share queries

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Log Analytics, Application Insights, Monitoring
Enforce authentication when sending Application Insights telemetry

Enforce authentication when sending Application Insights telemetry
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Microsoft recently announced the capability, and public preview, of authenticated requests to Application Insights. This is an important update for a wide range of reasons. In this post, we'll explore how to configure your Application Insights instance to reject requests that aren't authenticated and with the correct authorization, and also

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Security
Create Azure DevOps or GitHub bugs from Azure Monitor logs

Create Azure DevOps or GitHub bugs from Azure Monitor logs
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When operating distributed applications it can be a lot of work if you want to copy error details into tickets and work items for your teams to look at. In this post we're taking a quick look at how we can quickly send specific log entries from Application Insights over to Azure DevOps or GitHub.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Azure DevOps, DevOps
Excluding failing dependencies from Application Insights logging

Excluding failing dependencies from Application Insights logging
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Implement an ITelemetryProcessor to ignore specific dependency failures in your Application Insights service - this help keep the data clean(er), reduces cost, and ultimately reduces false positives.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Logging
Querying data from multiple Application Insights instances

Querying data from multiple Application Insights instances
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Getting insights into the resources we operate is a crucial part of understanding where we need to improve and what works well. In reality, the insights and telemetry we gather exist in various regions and datacenters. Data sits in multiple subscriptions and different resource groups - even the same application

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, Log Analytics
Upgrade Application Insights to Workspace-based Resource Mode from Classic

Upgrade Application Insights to Workspace-based Resource Mode from Classic
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Recently, Microsoft introduced a new option when creating Application Insight instances. A selection to help us choose between the Classic approach, or the modern Workspace-based mode. In the Azure Portal, it can look like this when we create a new Application Insights today: Select the Resource Mode of Application insights

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights
Use Application Insights for Worker Service applications in .NET Core console apps, containers, and any non-HTTP apps

Use Application Insights for Worker Service applications in .NET Core console apps, containers, and any non-HTTP apps
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Relying on Application Insights to provide great data has always been a core component of anything I create. Recently, I upgraded my projects to .NET Core 3.1, and in few cases I also upgraded to .NET 5 (Preview). A lot of my code is executed in containers, or other

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Application Insights, .NET
Send health pings from your Azure Function applications to ensure Scheduled triggers work as expected

Send health pings from your Azure Function applications to ensure Scheduled triggers work as expected
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Sometimes the Scheduled trigger for Azure Functions does not fire, and we'll need to ensure we can monitor our systems accordingly to keep track of, and troubleshoot when this happens. In this post I'll walk through the required steps for two various monitoring options using Application Insights.

Tobias Zimmergren
Tobias Zimmergren
Azure, Azure Functions, Application Insights
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