How can we improve Application Insights?

Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

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    Charles SterlingCharles Sterling shared a merged idea: please provide intranet gsm solution  ·   · 

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      • Kaushik PatelKaushik Patel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As many applications have hybrid Infra (OnPrem + Cloud Services) it is very difficult to manage application availability at single place. It will be nice to have this feature.

      • AntonioAntonio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Soubhagya,

        The SDK idea sounds like something that definitely works for my use case. In particular our company has a lot of internal sites like http://mysite, and giving us a way to report results to AI directly is 90% of the value add, especially for alerting on a failed availability test.

        For context, w/o a way to report to AI, we end up having to build out a reporting infrastructure, deal w/ data storage and reporting, and do regular SQL maintenance.

        In my case, I wouldn't mind installing something on a server behind my firewall.

        My prioritized list of features:
        1) The bare minimum would be to get the SDK. I can then add them into my web test.
        2) Next would be an AI WebTest Plugin, where I simply provide an iKey and maybe some configurations in Visual Studio so that I can add them to my webtests.
        3) A really cool experience would be something similar to status monitor, I simply download it onto a machine and configure via iKey
        4) If I'm running webtests on my machines, perhaps loosen the webtest restrictions to let me add my own plugins, or run coded webtests. We have a few scenarios where plain scripted webtests don't quite hit the software the right way.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,

        Is it possible now to use Application insights for tracking usage of application which does not have round the clock connectivity?

        I need tot rack the usage of a WPF application which will have internet connectivity only intermittently. Is it possible to track the usage when machine is not connected by allowing some bulk upload (from offline usage) to Azure when there is connectivity?
        Please mention if there is any limitation in case this is possible.

      • Dave LubashDave Lubash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The scenario Chuck Lazarr has below would work today if the devices are connected to the Internet. Supporting all of these scenarios, for Intranet Applications is a common ask, that we have this on our backlog, however, we are working to deliver great experiences for Internet first. As we get closer to delivering the Interanet experience, we will post an update.

        Thank you for your interest in Application Insights.

      • AnnaAnna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello,

        Thank you for your suggestion.

        While we realize an availability monitoring solution for non-internet facing applications is important and something we both want and plan to do.

        However, this is will not make it into our Summer update. Hoping for the Fall or Winter App Insights updates.

        The reason for this prioritization is that we want to improve our existing monitoring capabilities for cloud-based applications first.

        Thanks,
        Anna

      • Chuck LazarrChuck Lazarr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to see Usage (of a client application), at a minimum, for my scenario. We deploy employee-facing applications as well as Visual Studio extensions (to developers). Installation and feature usage statistics for these internal, non-web .NET-based applications would be quite valuable in our organization.

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