Application Insights

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  1. 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 →
    • 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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        1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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 →
        • 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 →
            • 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 →
              • 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

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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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                    • 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 →
                      • 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 →
                            • Ability do embed dashboard to third party applications. E.g. CMS. Including Quick Pulse

                              Many of our clients would love to see the amazing reports we can generate in App Insights from with in their web application e.g. CMS. Although it would be possible to build these dashboards manually using the API, it would be much more feasible to just get an embed code for the metrics graphs ans list created in the Azure Portal.
                              This should also include the live streaming Quick Pulse.

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                                0 comments  ·  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.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The preview-map needs more functionality like filtering on role or operation, as well as grouping/hiding of dependencies

                                  In large scale deployments with multiple operations, roles and dependencies the current preview-map is rendered useless as long as filtering, grouping and so forth is not enabled. It should for example be possible to select a specific role to view all its sub operations and/or dependencies.

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

                                    The new map experience since has been updated with better grouping of dependencies and the ability to click on any component and see the details of the dependencies/and operations in the performance and failure triage experiences, as well as overall KPI in the right side pane (for groups).

                                    How is this working (or not) for you. We greatly appreciate your feedback and help with improving our product.

                                    Thanks,
                                    Soubhagya Dash
                                    7/11/2018

                                  • 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?

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Application Insights in North Central US

                                      We have restrictions that all our disaster recovery resources should be created in "North Central US" region. As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights. Are there any plans on having app insights for North Central US region?

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                                      • Add a server filter to the Live Metrics Stream

                                        On the Live Metrics Stream it would be useful to be able to view the metrics for a subset of servers. Currently it is only possible to view all servers together or a single server.

                                        For example, if I had a Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) representing servers hosting an application gateway and another VMSS representing servers hosting back end microservices, I would like to be able to select all gateway servers to view metrics for the combined set of gateway servers.

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                                        • Add plugin/data source functionalities for Multi-step Web Tests

                                          Currently it's not possible to create a custom plugin or to add a data source.

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