IntelliTrace Standalone Collector and Application Pools running under Active Directory accounts

You will often configure an ASP.NET web site to run as an Active Directory (AD) user so that the site can access that user’s network resources (e.g. a file share). This is accomplished by changing the identity of the IIS Application Pool the web site runs under. If you try to use the IntelliTrace Standalone… Read more

Custom TraceSource and debugging using IntelliTrace

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Enterprise comes with support for tracing out of the box. All you have to do is make sure the appropriate IntelliTrace events are enabled in VS settings and IntelliTrace will capture trace statements as events. When you are not using the default Debug.Trace methods and are instead using a custom TraceSource,… Read more

IntelliTrace standalone collector is back!

As you probably already know, Visual Studio Ultimate offers an enhanced live debugging experience (F5 or Attach) through the use of IntelliTrace. Your application’s execution is recorded by IntelliTrace and you can navigate through time, both backwards and forwards, and examine your code as you normally would during a debugging session by interacting with the… Read more

Quick IntelliTrace File Open from App Insights

As was introduced in the Details Page Feature Blog, the IntelliTrace Performance Details Page provides to the user thorough information as well as enhanced functionalities for previewing code and debugging. This post will focus on specific IntelliTrace files that are opened from Application Insights portal and the user experience when single performance events are analyzed within Visual Studio. Start at… Read more

Using the IntelliTrace Events window with a log collected from MMA Standalone

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability performance data and exception data for web applications. You can use IntelliTrace to review this data, or debug this data to get more useful information. In this post I am using MMA Standalone, as opposed to MMA connected to AppInsights or System Center. One of my… Read more

Enhancements to Debugging Exceptions with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2013

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability and performance data for web applications and to review the data using IntelliTrace. With Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we have added the ability to more easily navigate the diagnostics data related to an exception by using a CodeLens-enhanced Code Map view in combination with the… Read more

IntelliTrace MVC Navigation

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability and performance data for web applications and to review the data using IntelliTrace. For Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Update 2, we have added the ability to easily navigate to Actions and Controllers for Model View Controller (MVC) web sites. Let’s examine that experience in this… Read more

UI Enhancements for IntelliTrace with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

As announced previously on this blog, with Visual Studio 2013 RTM, we also released the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (MMA) which can produce .itrace files for issues with applications in production. This includes exception information, but also performance event violations. In Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, we continue to improve this experience by providing better visualization… Read more

Jump to SQL with IntelliTrace

In Visual Studio 2013, you can use IntelliTrace to view Microsoft Monitoring Agent data collected from a web application. This includes performance details in IntelliTrace which provides a great way to get back to your code to investigate performance issues that occurred on a production server. But what if the performance issue has something to… Read more

System Center Performance Alerts and IntelliTrace

Previously we told you about the initial integration between System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio IntelliTrace that supports exporting exception data from System Center to Visual Studio using IntelliTrace. We are pleased to announce with the release of System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 that performance data can now be exported… Read more