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  1. 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

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      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

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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.

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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

          • 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…

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              1 comment  ·  Alerting  ·  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

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                0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update more frequently pinned to a Dashboard charts created in Analytics

                As a DevOps I need to observe aggregation of custom metrics showing the pulse of the system, which can be very nicely implemented via a query in App Insights\Analytics but if you pin them on a Dashboard they will update only hourly.

                We need an option for auto-refresh on such tiles/charts pinned on dashboard to be refreshed each 1-5 minutes.

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                  1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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.

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                      1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • App Insight integration with Azure Key Vault

                      It would be great to have a tight integration of App Insight with Azure Key Vault so that it allows App Insight able to fetch credentials directly from Key Vault during run time to run the availability web tests. We don't want to hard code anything in web tests to connect to Key Vault but rather it should be able to connect and fetch required credentials from Vault and run the web tests.

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                        0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  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.)

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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.

                        • 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.

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                            0 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make data retention period configurable by data type / event content

                            For now data retention period is fixed to 90 days and can't be changed.
                            In reality telemetry events have different values and should be stored accordingly.
                            For example I'm interested in storing exception data only for a day or two, just to raise alerts. Trace records are needed to diagnose particular behavior\ reproduce a bug, so they should be kept just for the time I need to get this job done.
                            On the contrary user related events, like purchases, logins, specific actions are very valuable and should be stored for years.
                            These retention rules are unique to each business, so…

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                            • Support Authenticated User id in usage scenarios

                              Support Authenticated User id in usage scenarios . For retention currently we are showing retention users value wrt user_Id column. It would be good if we can support user_AuthenticatedId. Similarly for other usage blade like users, session, workbook, funnel etc.

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                                0 comments  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Counting by authenticated users is supported in the Users, Sessions, Events, and Cohorts tools. The Retention tool doesn’t support authenticated user counting, but the “N-period retention” workbook template does…check it out in the Workbooks tool. Counting authenticated users is on the backlog for the Funnels tool, but no ETA on when it will arrive.

                                - David from the App Insights team

                              • Add Release Annotations to the Performance/Failures views

                                Would be great if you could see Release Annotations from Dependencies as well.

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                                • Support for on-prem

                                  It would be great to use Application Insights for on-premises scenarios as well.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

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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.

                                    • Application Map - Export to PNG

                                      Often the components displayed on the Application Map will extend outside of the visible area. I can take a screenshot if I zoom out, but then it is not legible. Or, I can compose multiple screenshots together as I pan, but that is tedious.

                                      Suggestion: allow exporting the map as an image.

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                                      • Setting threshold for Available MBytes

                                        We can gather Available MBytes (\Memory\Available MBytes) of Cloud Service as App Insights telemetry with setting Diagnotics configuration as pic1.png.
                                        However, I don't know how can we determine the supplementary unit for that when we want to set an alert rule. The unit of it appears just "count" as pic2.png.
                                        Also, as far as I checked, it is not "MBytes" but "Bytes" contrary to the name of the counter.
                                        It would be nice if all unit of counters are displayed clearly.

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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.

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