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  1. Allow to select all alerts of a smart group (not only visible)

    When viewing an alert smart group there's a possibility to select and edit all alerts at once. The issue is, that the "select all" option only selects the visible alerts of the current page. It doesn't select all alerts of all pages.
    If there are lots of alerts in a smart group it's very painful to iterate through all pages and process the activities for every page.
    It would be very useful to change the behavior of the "select all" option to really select all alerts (including alerts of other pages) or to add further select option to enable the…

    6 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add ARM template support for continuous export

      We can configure continuous export through PowerShell, but there is no way to do this through ARM templates currently. This would be very helpful.

      I use ARM templates to declare the desired state of my resource group. Every time I have to augment ARM templates with PowerShell commands, it gets much harder to deploy and test my deployment pipeline.

      31 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for time granularity selected in Azure Portal Dashboard (via bin_auto?)

        When adding / pinning an Application Insights or Log Analytics chart to the dashboard, you can use the global time selector on the Dashboard to adjust both the the time range (e.g. past 1 hour, past 7 days) and the granularity (e.g. auto, 5 minutes, 1 hour, etc)

        However, that works only for the time range, but not for the granularity.

        The reason is that whenever you write a query to render a timechart, you have to hardcode the bin size in the query, e.g.:

        requests | summarize count() by bin(timestamp, 1m)

        Given the query above, I could now choose the…

        3 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow queries to be saved as functions

          Allow queries to be saved as functions.

          Our team has many shared queries that reuse base functionality stored in functions. Currently these functions have to be inserted at the top of every saved query that uses them. This leads to major time investment in maintaining updates to any of the functions.

          This is already supported in Log Analytics but not in Application Insights per the below doc :

          https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/log-analytics/query-language/advanced-query-writing#functions

          14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • filter app map based on tag or environment

            App Map as well as metrics can get cluttered with dev/test and even local machine data. While you could use different app insights keys, it would also be helpful to easily tag an environment and then easily filter out an environment on app map and other visualizations

            8 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  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.

              46 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • gelf Graylog format support for streaming logs to Application Insights

                gelf is Graylog Extended Format

                There is an official and widely used logging driver for Docker based on gelf see https://docs.docker.com/config/containers/logging/gelf/

                This idea would enable sending the log output (console output) of a docker container via gelf to Application Insights (log-aggregation) n a direct fashion.

                There exists a custom way to achieve this which is however quite hacky, as blogged at https://lbadri.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/sending-docker-container-logs-to-azure-application-insights-using-gelf-driver/

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Unable to create Cross Resource Alerts via ARM template

                  If you change the query to a Cross Resource query using the template in the document linked below, you get a 400 error with this message.

                  I can take the exact same query and make an alert in the portal against the same Application Insights instance without issue.

                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-log-template

                  "error": {
                  "code": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request).",
                  "message": {
                  "lang": "en-US",
                  "value": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request)."
                  },
                  "innererror": {
                  "stacktrace": "System.ArgumentException: properties.search.query is…

                  10 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Alerting  ·  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…

                    40 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi All,

                      Thank you for your feedback and suggestions!

                      Following your feedback, we’re changing the default roles that receive email notifications from Smart Detection.

                      Specifically, starting April 1, 2019, email notifications from Smart Detection will be sent only to users assigned to the subscription’s Monitoring Reader or Monitoring Contributor roles.

                      More information about this upcoming change and how to prepare for it can be found here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/upcoming-change-to-azure-monitor-application-insights-smart-detection-emails/

                      Thanks,
                      Harel

                    • Funnels - where is Export to Power BI button?

                      According to docs[1] I should be able to export a funnel to power BI.
                      So I wonder why this option is missing from my funnel toolbar.
                      There is a Share url option but that looks way less useful than the missing one.

                      [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-export-power-bi?toc=/azure/azure-monitor/toc.json#export-a-funnel

                      10 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to group availability tests

                        We have a long list of availability tests for each one of our production environments (PROD, Staging, DR, etc). I would be nice to be able to group/visualize them - a two-level hierarchy should be fine

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pin a grid "chart" to dashboard

                          In the new dashboard Metrics explorer the only chart type that cannot be pinned is a Grid. I had to use the one in Classic Explorer to pin it to my dashboard but it doesn't integrate with the time range settings for the whole dashboard.

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                            1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add search for snapshots

                            It would be really useful if it was easier to find exceptions that have snapshots in app insights in the portal. Usually only a couple of exceptions per problem have a snapshot, but if there are quite a few of the same exception logged then it is hard to find them.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Snapshot Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow me to move of icons in Application maps.

                              I leverage Application maps to monitor traffic flow. It's difficult to have a holistic view if I'm not able to move the individual icons closer together.
                              Right now I have to move up and down the map because the icons spread out too much so I miss something if it's all the way down the bottom, so please allow me to move of icons in Application maps.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • service endpoint

                                As a financial organisation we need to be able to send information securely to Application Insights to within our own virtual network and not via a public IP. Given Application Insights could potentially contain private and/or confidential data which definitely is not desired to be sent outside of our corporations network. So in order or our team to be able to use the functionality of Application Insights it would be great if we could have the functionality send the information via a service endpoint instead of one of the current public ip addresses.

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Shared queries destination for multiple resource groups

                                  There should be a way to either share queries across multiple resource groups on the same subscription, or at least batch exporting/importing in the analytics blade. It's common to deploy several instances of an application to different resource groups as different sandboxes/environments, but typically we'd be interested in displaying analytics data uniformly across all environments.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Select what components to show in application map.

                                    Some kind of filter for the components to show. May be a dropdown with all the components with a checkbox to select what to show.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show traces in End-To-End view

                                      The End-To-End view currently displays requests, dependencies and exceptions. It would be nice with an option to also display traces in the timeline, instead of having to click the "View all telemetry" button, and viewing them as a long list.

                                      This will especially improve readability for parallel sub-operations, which is very hard in a long list view, and relatively easy in the fold/unfold view of the timeline.

                                      As there can sometimes be many traces, it would be nice with an option to select a severity level filter.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow data retention beyond 2 years

                                        While work is in progress to extend retention up to 2 years (as Log Analytics has), there is a need for data retention longer than this.

                                        2 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include Date Range in Application Insights URLs - Suitable for Linking in Post Mortem Documents

                                          When an issue impacts our services and disrupts customers, I want to be able to find related information in Application Insights, and then create links to that data in post mortem documents to direct other interested parties to precisely filtered resources related to the incident.

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