Application Insights

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  1. Add Heat Map Analysis

    Add Heat Map Analysis. This is a very useful tool in analysis so its great if we can include this.

    14 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow full IP to be collected

      App Insights drops the last octet of an IP. The only way to collect full IP is to do it manually or mess with telemetry initializers. Not a big deal, but IPs are not so sensitive and I don't think these should be obfuscated at all. At least give us an option (ideally in the portal) to collect the full IP.

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        9 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Last octet is dropped by AI by design, since it represents PII (personally identifiable information). As you mentioned you can do this through the SDK or enrichment (i.e. customer can proactively collect PII, but not out of box). Can you describe a scenario where the full IP is required to triage/diagnose a production issue?

      • User Flow custom time range support

        Currently user cannot set custom time range on User Flow menu and it is difficult to get User Flow for specified interval. (e.g. to get daily report, user has to log-in Azure portal same time every day to get last 24 hours of data. )
        Please add custom time range support on user Flow menu.

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          under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

          In the new Failures tool (in Preview), would be useful if you could add the percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

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            0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create AI VSTS widget that supports Analytics queries

            Create a VSTS widget that supports Analytics queries. Being able to use Analytics Queries would be really useful. With AIQL, you can create widgets that are targeted, meaningful, and specific to the team.

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              0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • First class support for Service Fabric

              While Service Fabric was in preview there was a nuget package for AI in SF, but seems that it has not gone GA with SF. Would love to see health reports from SF in AI, along with monitoring of services/actors.

              13 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Application Insights in China

                Application Insights is unfortunately not availble in Azure China. Are there any plans to support Application Insights in China?
                It would be necessary to run our production services in that region.

                12 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Handle TSQL commands in the dependency blade better

                  In the command field in the dependency blade, long TSQL commands get truncated and remove the most important part of the statement, the FROM and WHERE clauses. Without this, the entire blade is almost useless.

                  It would be better to show the entire statement, or even truncate the start of the statement, rather than the end.

                  12 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Push notifications for Smart Detection alerts

                    The email is usually a low priority tool. When there is a critical problem, I notice it too late (when I take the cell to check the email). I usually recive thousands of emails every day, however, push notifications are much less common and more visible.

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                      8 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable ARM support for API Access Keys

                      I would like to deploy an entire solution based on App Insights which data is presented via a Web App:
                      https://github.com/CatalystCode/bot-fmk-dashboard

                      The web app I'm deploying will use the api of app insights to display insights and aggregated data in the form of graphs and metrics.

                      For this to work, the web app needs to have access the app insights api and that can only be done via access keys.

                      I want to enable customers to deploy the application with "one click arm deployment".

                      Currently, after deployment, users have to create a key, copy app id and api key, open…

                      11 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support a single unified solution for n-Tier Windows Desktop & Server Applications

                        Application Insights has become significantly less useful since the decision to fragment the telemetry experience by pointing rich client applications at HockeyApp and restricting AI to ASP.NET scenarios.

                        For Enterprise Development Scenarios we would like to be able to use a single supported solution that works consistently across n-Tier applications built using the full range of currently supported Microsoft Platforms (.NET & Win32 Desktop Applications, Windows Services, WCF Services).

                        In practise this is still just about possible by using the low level AI SDK, but increasingly Windows Desktop apps are being locked out of new features e.g. the Visual Studio…

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                          1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for raising this issue. Addressing this is a long-term problem that should be addressed. While this will not be solved in the near future, improving this situation is something under discussion. I will keep this suggestion updated with any progress.

                          Regards,
                          Dale

                        • Ability to export all the data of currently selected event to CSV / JSON

                          When you've selected a particular event, all of it's data is show in the detail tab. Provide an ability to quickly save this as CSV / JSON from the portal for reference.

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                            8 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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.

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                10 votes
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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

                                • Embeddables/Web widgets

                                  I would love to be able to take different metrics/data, and show them with live data on my own company website or dashboard.

                                  We could show the overall performance of our company apps on our custom dashboard.
                                  It could be an easy way for us to give customers various data about our apps on their environment.

                                  And tonnes of more uses.

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Move dashboard widgets to another dashboard

                                    I am currently building multiple AppInsight dashboards and discovered there is no way to move a widget from one dashboard to another. Also, when looking at a AppInsight Chart and clicking the pin, I can't tell which dashboard it will be pinned to.

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.)

                                      9 votes
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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.

                                      • "Not" filters in Application Insights

                                        The application insights filtering is currently inclusive and not exclusive. I would like to setup a filter where all information about a filter is included EXCEPT a selected filter value.

                                        For example, it is not possible to exclude metrics from ONLY Internet Explorer 8.0. I could select every filter except Internet Explorer 8.0, but then I will not see other new browser versions in the future as traffic comes from them.

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                                        • 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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