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  1. Add support for viewing raw body requests

    It would be great to see raw body request on analytics. Good for monitoring restful api calls (for example json payloads)

    102 votes
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      20 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

      App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

      98 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        In order to help with adopting the SDK to send results from your custom availability tests, we have added a new Azure function template called “AppInsightsHttpAvailability-CSharp”. To find this, please select “Monitoring” in the scenario dropdown when you go to add a new Azure function from a template. You can get more information from its source here: https://github.com/Azure/azure-webjobs-sdk-templates/tree/dev/Templates/contents/AppInsightsHttpAvailability-CSharp.

        You can replace the template test with any arbitrary test, use client certificates, deploy to an App service environment so it can access network protected applications.
        Give it a run and let us know if it works for your scenarios. Also, what other templates would you like us to provide? We are looking at providing a Docker template with Selenium and AI SDK baked in. I don’t have an ETA on that at this time though.

        Thanks,
        Soubhagya Dash
        5/31/2017

      • Variable data retention (longer or shorter than the 90-day default)

        Please provide longer retention for raw data. I'm willing to pay for (the additional azure storage)!

        86 votes
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          11 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Redis (via StackExchange.Redis) for dependency monitoring.

          We already have great support for SQL and HTTP dependency monitoring and I think adding Redis would be a great addition. A good start would be monitoring through the StackExchange.Redis library.

          72 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            The diagnostic source events channel is blocked on external factors. In the meantime, we can instrument the profiler in AI Status Monitor to track StackExchange.Redis, ServiceStack.Redis methods and send dependency telemetry.

            That would help if of course, you use the AI Status Monitor. Would this work for you?
            If the application is running in Azure, and is an App Service, you can simply install the AI extension to get it. For Cloud Services and VMs, you can enable it via WAD settings. The following articles will help:
            https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/application-insights/app-insights-monitor-performance-live-website-now
            https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-cloudservices

            Let us know if using Status Monitor is an option, and we will prioritize this option higher than the generic diagnostic source events.

            Thanks,
            Soubhagya Dash
            7/11/2018

          • live metrics support for Node.js

            Support for "Live Metrics" in Application Insights for Node.js (and Java) applications.

            If not already supported (I can't find it), I would suggest that feature so we can get good information about our Node and Java applications.

            57 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support source maps in JavaScript exceptions

              Consider a large modern javascript application. Without seeing actual stack traces, diagnosing problems is really hard.

              We currently have the following setup:
              - Source maps are generated during build time and stored in private BLOB containers. We don't want to share sourcemaps for private projects with the world.
              - When JavaScript exception occurs, we gather the stack traces (using other js libraries such as stacktrace.js) and send a message to our backend service. This backend service finds appropriate source maps (it depends on client app version), prepares the de-obfuscated stack trace and logs a monitoring event.

              It would be nice…

              52 votes
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                planned  ·  9 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • server response time needs to ignore signalr

                The average response time metric is not very useful if it is counting signalr persistent connections. I can't filter out these requests in the default dashboard graphs and it's a pain to filter it out in every single graph I create. There needs to be a way to ignore certain patterns from being tracked.

                44 votes
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                  planned  ·  4 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable deploying shared queries via ARM

                  We have multiple application insights instances (test, acc, prod) and want to configure them as Infrastructure as Code using ARM templates. It seems to be possible to add alerts to the templates, however I'm not able to add our share queries from our insights analytics to an ARM template. To be able to redeploy and keep track of our queries we want be able to add the developed queries in our ARM templates and deploy them as IAC.

                  36 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a shared time range selector for dashboard

                    I would like to have a time range selector on a dashboard, with the ability to change all time ranges of all the dashboard components

                    Another idea is to modify a single dashboard component's time range

                    33 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Application Insights encryption at rest

                      Azure application insights data at rest encryption, is this on the roadmap?

                      32 votes
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                        14 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can AI support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments?

                        The existing work item creation integration flow targets hosted vsts accounts. Can AI also support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments (as opposed to VSTS which is available now)?

                        28 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Application Insights in United Kingdom

                          Our customers require us to keep all our data including logs and telemetry inside UK data centers. Any updates on when Application Insights will be available in UK?

                          24 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable collecting POST parameters by configuration

                            When an exception happens and the details are captured on Application insight, it would be great if POST parameters were available as well.
                            This feature can be turned off for certain pages via configuration r even posting an extra parameter like Ignore Post Parameters.
                            This will make sure sensitive application data like login information is not captured.
                            This feature can only work when a http POST ends up with a 500 error to assist debugging application, to make sure huge data is not captured and never used.

                            24 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              There are natural PII concerns in auto-collecting POST parameters, and it’s something, as Dan mentioned, you can do yourself with telemetry initializer. That said, please keep upvoting so we can see how many folks are impacted by not having a more streamlined way of collecting POST parameters.
                              Best, Michael
                              -AppInsights Product Management

                            • Track SignalR traffic

                              Right now, SignalR and WebSockets messages are invisible to AI. Worse yet, they count as a really long HTTP request. It would be nice to have a separate diagram in the Live Metrics Stream blade and everywhere else where successful or failed request are being displayed.

                              23 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Application Insights in Germany

                                Are there any plans in making application insights available for Azure Germany regions?

                                23 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Turn-off Smart Detection by Default in App Insight

                                  We love the Smart Detection feature and the capabilities it offers. However, we have been getting numerous complaints about email notifications. Some of the alerts are turned on by default and get sent to users of the applications that are not part of the Enterprise Application Monitoring Team. Rather than having the alerts turned on by default, we would prefer an opt-in scenario, where the notifications were turned off by default, thereby preventing notifications from being sent to an inappropriate audience. Even though we have a script to turn the feature off, this is an additional administrative burden.
                                  Allowing for…

                                  21 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable migration of current apps from US data centers to EU datacenters [Europe]

                                    Adding a tracking item specifically for enabling migration of existing applications to EU datacenters. (Forking from the suggestion to store data in the EU - which is now completed - see https://feedback.azure.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9508143.)

                                    21 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add IIS logs Application Insights

                                      Allow App Insights to capture the IIS logs from the webservers. This would be very helpful when debugging on prem servers.

                                      21 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are working with the WAD2AI owners to see if IIS logs can be ingested that way, given that WAD already supports IIS log collection.

                                        Can you please clarify what are you looking to get out of the IIS logs? Most of the information in there is already available from the requests metadata we collect with AI.

                                        Best,
                                        Michael Milirud
                                        -AI Product Team

                                      • Where multiple app services send their telemetry to a single application insights instance, allow configuration of alerts at the app level.

                                        At the moment app insights alerts such a server exceptions do not differentiate which app service threw the exception if there are multiple app services talking to the same instance.

                                        20 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable ARM support for API Access Keys

                                          I would like to deploy an entire solution based on App Insights which data is presented via a Web App:
                                          https://github.com/CatalystCode/bot-fmk-dashboard

                                          The web app I'm deploying will use the api of app insights to display insights and aggregated data in the form of graphs and metrics.

                                          For this to work, the web app needs to have access the app insights api and that can only be done via access keys.

                                          I want to enable customers to deploy the application with "one click arm deployment".

                                          Currently, after deployment, users have to create a key, copy app id and api key, open…

                                          20 votes
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