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  1. 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.

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      planned  ·  3 comments  ·  SDK  ·  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.

      17 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

      • Fix the Session examples or App Insights behaviour

        The article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-usage-send-user-context describes setting session as `telemetry.Context.Session.Id = HttpContext.Current.Session.SessionID;`. However, in practice Session is null. I've had a chat with Azure support regarding this and their answer was the following:

        'The initializer is executed on the TrackXXX event as part of the request pipeline depending on who creates the session, it appears that the Initializer might be firing before it has actually set up the session data. '

        Please, fix the example or, even better, this behaviour. That's absolutely unacceptable that public examples don't work and we have to resort to talking to support to understand the behaviour and…

        13 votes
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          4 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow full IP to be collected

          App Insights drops the last octet of an IP. The only way to collect full IP is to do it manually or mess with telemetry initializers. Not a big deal, but IPs are not so sensitive and I don't think these should be obfuscated at all. At least give us an option (ideally in the portal) to collect the full IP.

          12 votes
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            6 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Last octet is dropped by AI by design, since it represents PII (personally identifiable information). As you mentioned you can do this through the SDK or enrichment (i.e. customer can proactively collect PII, but not out of box). Can you describe a scenario where the full IP is required to triage/diagnose a production issue?

          • Add a priority level for all traced events

            There should be a priority level that indicates the relative priority of the data.
            The priority level of a tracked item should be possible to set on an item by item basis, or by more general declarative rules.

            High priority data should be retained for longer time and care should be taken to make sure no high priority data is lost anywhere.

            Example of use case:
            You might want to mark events when a user change/request a new password longer than a metric of time taken for a storage request.

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Having different retention policies for different telemetry items is a very interesting feature request. Enabling this is fundamentally non-trivial, so please keep upvoting and including the use cases where this is necessary. Please keep in mind that you can today ensure retention longer than 90d by using continuous export to archive subsets of the telemetry to external storages/data warehouses of your choice.
              Best, Michael
              -AppInsights Product Management

            • Capture Screen Resolution is missing

              You used to be able to get Screen Resolution by creating a new Session chart and Grouping By "Screen Resolution". This option is no longer there! How can find this info now so it can help me make decisions (please don't let it be send custom events... i need to look at my current historic data)?

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • url referral

                Need url referral on pageViews, and requests. How to keep track where the visitor come from?

                4 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • SDK for WCF - make it official!

                  I like the idea of monitoring WCF Services with Application Insights and I'm sucessfully using the related SDK Lab already in production for a while. Please make the WCF Lab SDK offical! In addition, it would be nice to be able to log the RAW SOAP Messages as well.

                  https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/wcf-monitoring-with-application-insights/

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • C++ SDK for server and desktop applications

                      We'd like to use Application Insights with our native (Win32) server application written in C++, as well as our Win32 desktop application (C++).

                      Without C++ support we can't build a full stack solution based on Application Insights.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • JavaScript SDK: Page View analysis is not working at iPhone

                        I embedded javascript code as the following documents, not working iPhone only.

                        https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-insights-web-track-usage/

                        I confirm, don't get in Page View in most of the iPhone.

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                        • VueJs Support

                          Add support for VueJs that supports the entire Analytics feature set. There is an open source one currently, but its pretty basic.

                          3 votes
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                          • Implement support for querying telemetry in SDK's

                            It would be great if there would be a SDK client which allows of querying data (metrics, events etc) instead of having to make REST API calls.

                            Even if it might be trivial to make REST calls, from a developer perspective it would be a big improvement to just be able to call a method without having to deal with auth or looking up the call you need to make.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow specifying Tags in ApplicationInsight.config

                              The article at [1] provides guidance on using tags to annotate requests so that we can separate traffic coming from separate environments and such. However, adding tags right now requires explicitly writing an IContextInitializer.

                              It would be great if specifying the tags would be available as an option directly from the ApplicationInsights.config file, either by directly providing an element for including the tag data, or by providing a built-in IContextInitializer that read it from the application configuration.

                              [1] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/01/07/application-insights-support-for-multiple-environments-stamps-and-app-versions.aspx

                              2 votes
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                              • Track CDN metrics in Application Insights

                                I want to collect my telemetry data for my cdn and be able to tell
                                - my overall cdn metrics for my app integrated in my solution
                                - if I have a gain when enabling cdn
                                - where I should leverage cdn

                                2 votes
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                                • AAD Authenticated Application Insights SDK for data submission

                                  Current data submission through AI client requires a Key.

                                  Storing a key in an application is not desirable. It will be a good idea if the AAD-authenticated applications (Service Principals) could be used instead of passing the key.

                                  See Azure Key Vault integration with Azure Active Directory for an example of this works

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Ignore Microsoft generated internal events caused by an App Service's 'Always On' feature so the application insights feed is not cluttered

                                    When Always ON is selected for an App service App, Microsoft send a keep alive 'Get /' to the app every 5 mins that clutters up the Application insights feed with events that are reality an internal system function and not related to 'real traffic'. (Real Get / events would want to be recorded). Could this traffic be ignored by insights rather than needing to implement filtering based upon the request source and type.

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                                    • Support for changing custom performance counter sample interval in Application Insights

                                      When exploring custom performance counters in Application Insights , the sample interval is by default 1 second, should there be a way to customize this in ApplicationInsights.config?

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

                                        Per Sergey’s request:

                                        Please reactivate GitHub issue and tell us what is your specific scenario why you need the collection interval to be shorter giving other characteristics of Application Insights backend. Assumptions is that you need more than just collection interval change and we need to know what.

                                      • Support more detailed region tracking (and not only by country)

                                        Currently all traffic from your analysis is mapped to "Germany" (or Spain, ...) as region only. This create a lot of single spots but does not allow detailed analysis on the region or city even if those fields are supported in AI.

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                                        • It would be great having Application Insight API so that for mobile phones it can be synced with offline data

                                          As far as we know that application insight service needs internet to post data to azure. For mobile platforms, we should have API accessible so that offline data can be synced using SQLlite and AI.

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