Visual Studio Application Insights - getting your money's worth out of the free plan

In my introduction to Visual Studio Application Insights, I covered the basics including your options to get up and running with real metrics in minutes. Today I want to touch on the limitations of the free tier and the options available to you if you start to outgrow it. What…

Visual Studio Application Insights - An overview

Have you heard of Application Insights? It's a great tool to give you a precise look at the activity and issues in your web apps and services. After setting it up, you can use it to detect, analyse and organise the client and server-side of your application. Application Insights is…

iPhone tethering - instant disconnection of client

Today one of our users grabbed me for a bit of help with their company issued iPhone and laptop. For months they have been unable to tether their laptop to their iPhone and couldn't work out why. They hadn't reported it to us and were living in silence, but that's…

.NET Core 1.0 has been released

It's here! After many years of hard work by Microsoft, we have now moved in to a true cross-platform .NET world. .NET Core is a brand new platform built from the ground up that allows developers to create web apps, services, and applications that run on Windows, Linux and Mac.…

An introduction to Nancy

If you haven't heard of Nancy before, is it described as ...a lightweight, low-ceremony, framework for building HTTP based services on .Net and Mono. The goal of the framework is to stay out of the way as much as possible and provide a super-duper-happy-path to all interactions. Think of Nancy…

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