Quickly create VSTS Work Items for Application Insights Telemetry from Visual Studio

By | July 7, 2018

Application Insights has a nice integration with Visual Studio Team Services. You can easily authorize access to your VSTS account and can quickly create issues for your telemetry data glitches. Application Insights dashboard and metrics blades have several options to create work items which you can leverage from the Azure Portal. However, you could also achieve the same very quickly directly from Visual Studio using the Application Insights Search Tool.

Create VSTS Work Items for Application Insights Telemetry from Visual Studio

Searching Application Insights Data Inside Visual Studio was available from Visual Studio Open an instance of Visual Studio, from the main menu, navigation to View –> Other Windows –> Search Applications Insights. This will bring the “Application Insights Search” window dialog. The search windows display all the recently logged telemetry details including Exception, Custom Event, Availability, Page View etc.

Select the corresponding log entry, for which you want to create a work item and select the “Create New Issue” button.

 

Work Items for Application Insights Telemetry - Create New Issues

This will bring a “New Issue” dialog window for creating the Visual Studio Team Services Work item. The work item type will set as Bug, and details will contain the log details along with all relevant information.

create VSTS Work Items for Application Insights Telemetry from Visual Studio - Log

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Click on “Ok”  to create the VSTS work item. Post that you can open tour VSTS account and check for the logged defect from the Application Insights.

Bug for App Insights

Before you start logging issues from Visual Studio or from the Application Insights Portal, you have to make sure your Application Insights is linked with VSTS account. To do that, from the Azure Portal, Open the respective Application Insights resources. Now select the “Work Items” option available under Configure section and provide necessary details and authorize the access to your VSTS Account.

Configure VSTS for Application Insights

This will enable the integration between VSTS and application Insights. With that, you can easily start logging issues.

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