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Bill Pratt: Application Insights can be Your Best Friend

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Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service, provided by Microsoft, for web developers on multiple platforms. The service is hosted on Azure but applications are not required to be running on Azure. It is a powerful, cost effective APM alternative to other services like New Relic. Application Insights rides with your app and is powered by both Microsoft supported SDKs for ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, Javascript, Java and node.js as well as community SDKs for C++, Go, PHP, Python, Ruby and StatsD.

In this talk we will explore:

• What Application Insights can offer

• How to enable for ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core

• Dependency tracking and correlation

• Analytics support

• And much more!

At the end of this talk, hopefully you will gain insights on why Application Insights is a good choice to for application performance management.

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Bill Pratt, Lead Software Engineer and Domain Architect at Vistaprint

Bill lives in the world of microservices and containers. He enjoys all things C#, ASP.NET Core, Docker, Azure and Kubernetes. He is actively involved in the tech community and is passionate about giving back by sharing his learnings and thoughts.

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