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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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      1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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 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 →
          • 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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            • 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

              • 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 →
                  • 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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                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  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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                      • 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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                        • There is a delay of time for Application Insights Log Analytics data to appear in my dashboard

                          My application will push logs to Appln Insights. When I search for the same log entries it wont appear immediately. It will show up after some delay of 3-5 mins. This issue is a show stopper for me. Please let me know the resolution.

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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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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                            • 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

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                              • 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.

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                                • 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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                                  • Add Seconday Axis to Charts in Analytics

                                    I have 3 output columns TimeStamp(datetime), JobRunDuration (int), RowsProcessed (int)

                                    When I use “render timechart” AI is showing me the two Int values on same axis.
                                    It would be great if a secondary axis could be added to charts so that two values could be represented in same chat.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for on-prem

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

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                                      • 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 Insights - User Flows export to PowerBI

                                          It would be greate to have an export of the User Flows to PowerBI.

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