JavaScript reference directives and Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 brings a lot of new functionality to the table; as you would expect from a major new release, but Microsoft appear to give with one hand and take away with the other. Visual Studio 2017 introduces a new JavaScript language service that is used to power IntelliSense.…

Visual Studio Application Insights - a few months on

Several months ago I spent some time looking at Application Insights, which at the time was part of the Visual Studio family of tools and services. Well as we've seen before, it looks like Microsoft have had a rethink and have renamed Visual Studio Application Insights and have moved it…

Christmas comes early for Microsoft developers

It's closing in on that time of year again, but Microsoft have jumped the gun and have handed developers a massive pile of goodies to play with. Their Connect(); //2016 event kicked off today with the usual keynotes and while there were some surprises around Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation,…

An introduction to Azure Functions

If you already know about WebJobs, Azure Functions can be seen as an evolution, bringing with it quicker setup, easier management, and a lot more functionality. For those of you who haven't used WebJobs before, a WebJob allows you to run background tasks in Azure within the context of your…

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…

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