Application Insights

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  1. 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.

    • 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 Insights in United Kingdom

        Our customers require us to keep all our data including logs and telemetry inside UK data centers. Any updates on when Application Insights will be available in UK?

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          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • set color legend

          Render AI Analytic query chart with custom colors. For example, would like to render a red bar for failed requests and green bar for successful requests.

          8 votes
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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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              1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              • save selected columns in the query url

                each time we open our saved queries we need to filter the columns again the to see only the relevant columns we need

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                  0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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 →
                  • Expand Application Insight to the Australia Region

                    The Application Insight is not available in the Australia region as yet. Do we have the roadmap to expand in Australia?

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  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.

                      7 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for on-prem

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

                        7 votes
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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…

                          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.

                          • 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.

                            6 votes
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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.

                              6 votes
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                              • 6 votes
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                                • Add HTTP Queue Length metric

                                  Add HTTP Queue Length metric to Servers table (and maybe a graph)

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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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                                    • Draw dependencies in Application Map for independent services on same sub domain

                                      When two independent services with different cloud role names are hosted on the same subdomain are called from the same source than the Application Map feature in Application Insight does not draw a connection from the source to both application nodes. Instead, the source is only connected to one service node, see "wrongly drawn application map.PNG" in the attached zip file.

                                      The file "BadApplicationMap.cs" have code which produces some sample telemetry that illustrates the current limitation of the Application Map feature. See also "wrongly drawn application map.PNG" for the application map that is created by the telemetry from that code.…

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Character encodings supported by Application Insights

                                        It would be nice if it is clarified which character encoding is supported by Application Insights and SDKs.
                                        We may want to send telemetry with application logs via LogBack and AI Appender but the log may have multi-bytes local language characters.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Add optional resource group filter to Live Metrics Stream

                                          I would like to narrow my view down to only a single resource group when viewing the Live Metrics Stream. In my case I have similar assets deployed to different resource groups. Seeing them all together is good, but I would also like to see one (resource group's worth) at a time.

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