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. 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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      0 comments  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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 →
      • integration send alert to third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack)

        Allow app insight integration with third party (azure service bus, event hub, IFTTT, Slack). Allow sending metrics or alerts on a schedule or on trigger to third party. For example, send alerts to Slack.

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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.

            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)

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                  0 comments  ·  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.

                  6 votes
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                  • Continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store

                    Application Insights should support continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store the same way as support for continuous export to Blob Storage.

                    Azure Data Lake Store is the new and "future proof" place to store all raw Big Data that you want to analyze using HD Insights / Azure Data Lake Analytics / Power BI etc.

                    Attached is a slide from the "Introducing Data Lake" that shows the difference between Data Lake Store and Blob Storage https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/16910

                    6 votes
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                    • 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"

                      6 votes
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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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                        • 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.

                          6 votes
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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.…

                            5 votes
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                            • Enable the creation of Annotations in VSTS linux agents

                              Adding the release annotation task on a Linux agent throws the following error:

                              [error]A supported task execution handler was not found. This error usually means the task does not carry an implementation that is compatible with your current operating system. Contact the task author for more details.

                              Write the release task to support Linux or OS agnostic.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  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?

                                5 votes
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                                • Add Release annotations to Live Stream and Metrics, not just Metrics Explorer!

                                  Annotations would be very valuable on Live Stream and the new Metrics(preview) area. My hope this would also push to the dashboards created from these as well.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatic refresh and configurable refresh interval

                                    Introduce a dashboard setting to allow configuring a refresh interval, similar to the concept in Kibana, e.g.

                                    https://s33.postimg.cc/4dy7qrbhb/refresh-interval.png

                                    At the configured interval, all tiles on a dashboard should refresh their sources and update accordingly

                                    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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                                      • Validate HTTPS connection in URL Ping test

                                        I found current URL Ping test doesn't validate the HTTPS connection, e.g. if the SSL certificate's subject doesn't match the domain, the URL ping test will still pass. Sometimes if the SSL certificate expires, I'd like the URL Ping test fails so I can get the notification about it, because the end users will get the error when they access the URL with web browser.

                                        Please Do consider it.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • 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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