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  1. 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.

    31 votes
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    • 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

      21 votes
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      • User Flow custom time range support

        Currently user cannot set custom time range on User Flow menu and it is difficult to get User Flow for specified interval. (e.g. to get daily report, user has to log-in Azure portal same time every day to get last 24 hours of data. )
        Please add custom time range support on user Flow menu.

        13 votes
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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

          In the new Failures tool (in Preview), would be useful if you could add the percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

          13 votes
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          • Move dashboard widgets to another dashboard

            I am currently building multiple AppInsight dashboards and discovered there is no way to move a widget from one dashboard to another. Also, when looking at a AppInsight Chart and clicking the pin, I can't tell which dashboard it will be pinned to.

            9 votes
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            • Application Insights: Added Aggregation Type "Median" to Metric Charts

              For Metric Charts there are options Sum, Min, Max, Avg.

              An additional option Median would be often helpful because it is resistant against outliers.

              (The median is the number separating the higher half of values from the lower half.)

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We recently shipped a public preview of the new Interactive Performance Investigation experience which allows filtering out the outliers for given percentile. To try it out, on the Application Insights resource, select “Previews” tab on the Application Insights resource and opt-in to preview of this feature. Please leave feedback for new functionality. In the meantime, I am resetting the status of this request to “under review”. We will update it again once we have an ETA for building generic support of percentiles to generic metrics explorer charts.

              • "Not" filters in Application Insights

                The application insights filtering is currently inclusive and not exclusive. I would like to setup a filter where all information about a filter is included EXCEPT a selected filter value.

                For example, it is not possible to exclude metrics from ONLY Internet Explorer 8.0. I could select every filter except Internet Explorer 8.0, but then I will not see other new browser versions in the future as traffic comes from them.

                9 votes
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                • Add Cloud Role Name to Live Metrics Stream

                  On the Live Metrics Stream, the list of servers is displayed.

                  1. Allow to list a column called 'cloud role name' next to the server name. This makes it clear which server correlates with which server.
                  2. Allow easy filtering of the entire page by 'cloud role name'.

                  When multiple roles share a single application insights resource, it an be hard to figure out which server is doing what. Still, it makes sense to log in a single app insights resource in order to have the relation and querying benifits.

                  8 votes
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                  • save selected columns in the query url

                    each time we open our saved queries we need to filter the columns again the to see only the relevant columns we need

                    7 votes
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                    • Add HTTP Queue Length metric

                      Add HTTP Queue Length metric to Servers table (and maybe a graph)

                      6 votes
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                      • Enable more cohort analysis tools in Application Insights

                        We are using AI for assessing the usage of features using custom events, but better ways of seeing changes in usage over time within Application Insights queries would be beneficial (new chart types and cohort groupings)

                        5 votes
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                        • Preserve Time Range

                          When browsing around charts on Azure, they all seem to default to 24-hour time range. I almost always want a 30 minute time range because I'm usually looking at charts when I am trying to diagnose an issue. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Azure remembers this setting and it seems to be stored separately per blade so I find myself spending a lot of time just switching the granularity.

                          Ideally, Azure would apply some machine learning and magically figure out what I want and adjust the defaults accordingly. More realistically, I would like to be able to setup a site-wide…

                          5 votes
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                          • The preview-map needs more functionality like filtering on role or operation, as well as grouping/hiding of dependencies

                            In large scale deployments with multiple operations, roles and dependencies the current preview-map is rendered useless as long as filtering, grouping and so forth is not enabled. It should for example be possible to select a specific role to view all its sub operations and/or dependencies.

                            4 votes
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                            • Add optional resource group filter to Live Metrics Stream

                              I would like to narrow my view down to only a single resource group when viewing the Live Metrics Stream. In my case I have similar assets deployed to different resource groups. Seeing them all together is good, but I would also like to see one (resource group's worth) at a time.

                              4 votes
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                              • longer/configurable charts/graphs

                                configurable time periods for live graphs

                                4 votes
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                                • Azure Dashboard Tiles for Scalar Analytics Queries

                                  For simple KPIs it would be great to be able to pin a simple scalar result to a small (1x1 to 2x2) dashboard tile.

                                  Ideally these could be made visually identical to the built-in KPI tiles from Application Insights for Users, Page Views, etc, including the option to set an Icon & Up/Down trend.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Add ability to see related telemetry for dependency calls

                                    We can see related telemetry for requests and exceptions. Allow us to see this for dependecy calls as well. This would make it much easier to investigate slow or failed dependency calls.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add a server filter to the Live Metrics Stream

                                      On the Live Metrics Stream it would be useful to be able to view the metrics for a subset of servers. Currently it is only possible to view all servers together or a single server.

                                      For example, if I had a Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) representing servers hosting an application gateway and another VMSS representing servers hosting back end microservices, I would like to be able to select all gateway servers to view metrics for the combined set of gateway servers.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Support updating the query for a graph.

                                        After pinning a query w/graph etc. to a dashboard, i can't edit/update the query, in-place. i'm forced to goto analytics, which creates a new query, when modified the only option i have is to pin the new query to my dashboard. then edit the title of the new graph, delete the old one and rework the layout.
                                        would be really great if i could simply edit/update the query associated with an already pinned graph.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Allow grids to be pinned to the dashboard

                                          Currently, you can pin charts (either built-in or ones created in Metrics Explorer) to a portal Dashboard. However, pinning a grid does not seem to be supported. This would be very useful for data that is grouped around things like the operation name or dependency name.

                                          3 votes
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