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August 2018

Aug 30

New log experience in the Azure portal

We have brought the Analytics portal in Application Insights and the Advanced Analytics portal in Log Analytics into the Azure portal.

July 2018

Jul 24

Free course on the Log Analytics query language (KQL) now available

Learn KQL (the query language used in Application Insights and Log Analytics). Go from a beginner to a pro in just a few hours through a free, exercise-driven course.

Jul 24

All Analytics custom logs are now grouped under the schema “Custom Logs” category

Tables for custom logs now appear in the "Custom Logs" category, rather than the "Log Management" category.

Jul 2

New features for Azure dashboard tiles: resize and edit query

There's a new option to resize and edit the query of Log Analytics and Application Insights Analytics tiles pinned to Azure dashboards.

June 2018

Jun 27

Application Insights multistep web tests GUID migration

Effective August 1, 2018, we’re making a change that will allow web tests to be paid with MSDN credits. This change will affect the GUID.

Jun 11

Tags to group, filter, and search APIs, operations, and products

Users can add and manage tags—text labels—to APIs, operations, and products. Tags allow better group, filter, and search in deployments with a large number of entities.

Jun 11

Azure API Management integration with Azure Application Insights

The Azure API Management integration with Azure Application Insights is now available. With this integration, you now have the ability to troubleshoot and debug APIs more effectively by adding API Management telemetry into Application Insights,

May 2018

May 22

General availability: Log alerts for Application Insights

Log alerts for Application Insights are generally available as part of Azure Monitor.

May 18

Public preview: Query across applications in log alerts

Cross-app query support is in preview, as part of log alerts for Application Insights.

April 2017

Apr 6

Azure Functions integration with Application Insights

With minimal effort, you can add Application Insights to your Azure functions and have a powerful tool for monitoring your applications.

November 2016

Nov 28

Application Insights: Telemetry data will require HTTPS

Application Insights will no longer accept telemetry data sent using HTTP. Additionally, we recommend updating the JavaScript SDK snippet to download the SDL library via HTTPS.

Nov 22

Application Insights: General availability in additional regions and resource location update

Application Insights is generally available in East US, South Central US, West Europe, and North Europe. The US resource location has changed to align with the location of analytics data.

January 2016

Jan 22

A new way to deploy VSTS in the Azure portal

Learn about the differences you may encounter when you set up a deployment from source control in the Azure portal.

October 2015

Oct 13

Application Insights: More control of availability tests

Now you have more control over availability web tests; can reduce the number of a false-positive alerts; and can control the frequency of tests, the number of failed locations that cause an alert, and the test interval.

August 2015

Aug 12

Application Insights tiles enabled for auto-refresh

Application Insights tiles are enabled for auto-refresh

July 2015

Jul 23

Application Insights blade usability

Blade usability is standardized. This may affect customized pages.

June 2015

Jun 24

Application Insights supports exporting data to Excel

Application Insights enables exporting charts and tables from Metric Explorer to Excel files.

Jun 11

Application Insights pricing in effect

Application Insights pricing starts with a free tier and is based on data volume. There's also a free trial of the Premium tier.

May 2015

May 11

Application Insights adds support for iOS and Android apps, improved Java app support, and fine-time selection

Application Insights Public Preview includes iOS and Android support, performance counters and unhandled exceptions for Java apps, and fine-time selection.

April 2015

Apr 30

Application Insights supports ASP.NET 5 applications

Application Insights for the ASP.NET 5 web applications allows you to monitor and troubleshoot the new generation of ASP.NET applications.