How can we improve Application Insights?

Add the ability to alert based on Analytics query

Current alert options only work with metrics.

Provide a simple alert mechanism based on any Analytics query. This could be as simple as requiring a custom query that returns two values: Filter Column and Filter Count.

Here is an example:
Query returns number of times a certain event/error code is returned along with a cloud_RoleInstance name. You limit your query based on whatever where conditions you want (timespan, customDimension, etc.)

When you set up the alert, you
1. pick the shared query. Some quick validation is done that correct fields are returned.
2. You can then set a threshold if the count is greater than x. Timespan would not be used.

This would make alerting considerably more useful for the way we expect our customers to use it.

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