Application Insights

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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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      1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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 →
      • 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.

        20 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

        • 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.

          18 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

          • 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 →
            • Handle TSQL commands in the dependency blade better

              In the command field in the dependency blade, long TSQL commands get truncated and remove the most important part of the statement, the FROM and WHERE clauses. Without this, the entire blade is almost useless.

              It would be better to show the entire statement, or even truncate the start of the statement, rather than the end.

              12 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  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…

                11 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support a single unified solution for n-Tier Windows Desktop & Server Applications

                  Application Insights has become significantly less useful since the decision to fragment the telemetry experience by pointing rich client applications at HockeyApp and restricting AI to ASP.NET scenarios.

                  For Enterprise Development Scenarios we would like to be able to use a single supported solution that works consistently across n-Tier applications built using the full range of currently supported Microsoft Platforms (.NET & Win32 Desktop Applications, Windows Services, WCF Services).

                  In practise this is still just about possible by using the low level AI SDK, but increasingly Windows Desktop apps are being locked out of new features e.g. the Visual Studio…

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

                    Thank you for raising this issue. Addressing this is a long-term problem that should be addressed. While this will not be solved in the near future, improving this situation is something under discussion. I will keep this suggestion updated with any progress.

                    Regards,
                    Dale

                  • Ability to export all the data of currently selected event to CSV / JSON

                    When you've selected a particular event, all of it's data is show in the detail tab. Provide an ability to quickly save this as CSV / JSON from the portal for reference.

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                      8 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Error message of delete failure should be more specific.

                      Even just the App Insights resource is locked to prevent to be deleted, we can't determine it since the error message is as below.

                      "Could not deleted
                      Could not delete application"

                      The message should be more specific like as other resources such as Web Apps.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        10 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

                        • Embeddables/Web widgets

                          I would love to be able to take different metrics/data, and show them with live data on my own company website or dashboard.

                          We could show the overall performance of our company apps on our custom dashboard.
                          It could be an easy way for us to give customers various data about our apps on their environment.

                          And tonnes of more uses.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            • Allow pinned Analytics Dashboard Charts to click through to event search view.

                              One of the great features of Application Insights is the ability to drill down into the data by clicking through the metrics charts to create new filtered search blades.

                              Many useful built in portal tiles have been removed recently (e.g. 'Top Crashes' showing Impacted User Count); Analytics allows us to recreate the same view on a dashboard in a more general way but the pinned chart does not have the same "drill down" abilities to the data that the old built in tiles had.

                              It would be great if there was an option to allow clicking through the pinned charts…

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thank you for the great suggestion! The team is currently heads down with a lot of other work, but we have a set of dashboarding improvements in mind in the next few months. We’ll update the status to “in progress” once we get going on these.

                              • Get status monitor for other platforms (Java based web servers, BDD servers, Linux or Windows)

                                Status monitor gather a lot of useful info, it would be nice getting a status monitor for other web servers (Tomacat, Apache), hooking into Java SDK too, and compatible with Windows and Linux.

                                Also, status monitor for other types of servers like SQL Server or Oracle, or non web based app servers would be usefull to understand system behaviors for end to end analysis.

                                Moreover, installing an agent while system is already in production is a change easy to test and apply, whereas asking for a new release including custom telemetry can take time (depending on continous deployment efficiency).

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Capture Region of Executing Process as part of analytics data

                                  In the analytics schema, we have fields cloud_RoleName and cloud_RoleInstance. When an application is deployed to multiple regions and each deployment is using a single instrumentation key, it would be useful to split data by the cloud geographic region that processed the telemetry,

                                  e.g. cloud_GeoRegion, to contain data such as 'West Europe', 'West US', 'UK West' etc.

                                  This would apply to any of the schemas, where cloud_RoleName and cloud_RoleInstance are recorded.

                                  5 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Sergey might be able to help you find ways to do this on your own. But we don’t have any plans to do this automatically in the App Insights SDK, given the breadth and telemetry size consequences of that kind of change.

                                    - David from the App Insights team

                                  • Enable ARM configuration of custom schema (open schema)

                                    We create an AI resource on customers behalf, but haven’t found a way to create a data source in the resource

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