I have observed in my time in IT that SharePoint performance is completely random. Whether it is rock solid for years or constant issues with Worker threads being set too low on the servers for Reporting, WSS, IIS or SQL. Unoptimized multi-terabyte logs or databases, non-emptied recycle bins, or zero redundancy/load balancing and no one wanting to fix it. You seemingly must have a third party solution for some piece of it in order to make the thing useful to users.
Since SharePoint seems to be the stepchild of IIS, AD, SQL, Exchange and a File Server it has a lot of hidden dependencies that only come to light when outages occur with some part of it's Frankensteinian patchwork of requirements.
AppInsight for SharePoint would monitor all the hooks into all the systems and their performance/communication.
Then those of us who monitor all of this can give precise data, timely alerting, and laser sharpened focus in the reporting to our business stakeholders.
PS: I totally understand if this one has to wait for after AppInsight for IIS (which is certainly more important), but once that one is finished this should be next.
The AppInsight family can work even more closely together to help Microsoft products perform as they can and should!
SolarWinds solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base in the THWACK® online community.
More than 150,000 members are here to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly
contribute to our product development process.