Application Insights

Welcome to the Azure Application Insights UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for all aspects of Application Insights such as our SDKs, Web tests, Analytics, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Add HTTP Queue Length metric

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

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      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a public library of common used analytics queries

      While some applications have specific requirements, a lot of reports that come out of analystics must be pretty common. It would be nice to have an área in which to find common queries already optimized and 'verified' by the community and/or Microsoft itself.
      Queries like: "between two dates, which are the pages that had most time consumption difference"

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        1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  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).

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          0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Zoom in and out on a time series chart

          I would like to be able to focus in on time chart plots. It's very annoying to manually tweak the time range.

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

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Applicant insight in UK

              Application insight is not currently available in the UK. Many corporate and government organisations in the UK only allow to use services hosted in UK data centres. This is a major issue for as we are unable to use application insight at its fullest as because of its availability in the UK, WE are restricted to only to log very limited information to it.

              Can this be looked into?

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              • Populate client_browser and client_os for requests (not just pageviews)

                We're using AI to monitor our Web API and want to analyse the various client applications that connect to it. We'd hoped to use UserAgent - the clients set the User-Agent header, with product, version and OS information.

                However, it seems that only telemetry that's marked as a PageView has the UserAgent parsed into 'client_Browser' and 'client_OS' - any Request telemetry has those properties empty. (Despite the Analytics schema having those properties.)

                Are we taking the wrong approach? Or should AI actually be setting these properties for requests?

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

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                    0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to exclude specific requests from Performance Preview Blade in Azure Portal

                    This Performance (Preview) blade in the Azure Portal is super helpful.

                    One suggestion though: we have lots of very frequent (and fast) requests to a health check resource which is pinged by the load balancer and also used for the availability tests which run every 1 minute from 4 different locations.

                    These requests totally pollute the statistics.

                    Is it possible to filter out specific requests?

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                      0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ensure live metrics respects the current theme

                        The portal looks great. Very slick. Not applying the dark theme to this cool view is jarring.

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                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  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.

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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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                              0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create REST api for custom tracking i.e. trackEvent, trackView

                              Create a REST api which will allow tracking methods to be called via a REST api.

                              E.g POST methods for creating custom events https://dev.applicationinsights.io/api/trackevent

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable more cohort analysis tools in Application Insights

                                We are using AI for assessing the usage of features using custom events, but better ways of seeing changes in usage over time within Application Insights queries would be beneficial (new chart types and cohort groupings)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the ability to define tags when creating VSTS Work Items in Application Insights

                                  By adding the ability of including tags with a Work Item for VSTS in the Application Insights workflow, this will allow teams to have better query granularity with work that is defined by events in Application Insights.

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                                  • Add ability to see related telemetry for dependency calls

                                    We can see related telemetry for requests and exceptions. Allow us to see this for dependecy calls as well. This would make it much easier to investigate slow or failed dependency calls.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Preserve Time Range

                                      When browsing around charts on Azure, they all seem to default to 24-hour time range. I almost always want a 30 minute time range because I'm usually looking at charts when I am trying to diagnose an issue. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Azure remembers this setting and it seems to be stored separately per blade so I find myself spending a lot of time just switching the granularity.

                                      Ideally, Azure would apply some machine learning and magically figure out what I want and adjust the defaults accordingly. More realistically, I would like to be able to setup a site-wide…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add feature to accept insights data only sent from domain in the allowed list

                                        If somebody takes my Instrumentation key, they can use it to upload junk data to my App Insights.

                                        With Google Analytics you can create a white list of domains from which data will be accepted. Any data incoming from any other domain is simply rejected.

                                        I was hoping for AI to have this as well, but I didn't find it in my settings...

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                                          1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add properties of tracked events from AppCenter to App Insights, with date and time

                                          On App Center, when I track an event, I can add properties.
                                          Those are quite limited : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/analytics/xamarin#custom-events but are fine.
                                          I would love to be able to export them in App Insights, and to be able to create relationship between each properties.

                                          In other words, properties should be linked to their event and we could known the date and time they have been thrown.

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