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  1. Remove limitation for 250 telemetry entries in VS local debug session

    Visual Studio developer analytics tooling has a limitation for showing only latest 250 telemetry entries in local debug session. It becomes really painful to diagnose the issues if App produces lots of telemetry, cos you need to figure out how to configure telemetry sampling\initializes to catch the issues in local debug session. Sending debug telemetry to AppInsights in Azure is not always an option. Often there are lags between sending the telemetry and time it appears in AppInsights .
    It would be great if AppInsights team removes this limitation in VS tooling.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio integration  ·  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 →
      • "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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          0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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.

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            0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add the ability to alert based on Analytics query

            Current alert options only work with metrics.

            Provide a simple alert mechanism based on any Analytics query. This could be as simple as requiring a custom query that returns two values: Filter Column and Filter Count.

            Here is an example:
            Query returns number of times a certain event/error code is returned along with a cloud_RoleInstance name. You limit your query based on whatever where conditions you want (timespan, customDimension, etc.)

            When you set up the alert, you
            1. pick the shared query. Some quick validation is done that correct fields are returned.
            2. You can then set a threshold if…

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            • Support Map (Earth Map) for visualizing information

              It is great to see those City, Country/Region Properties ;-) I love it.

              While, if there is a Map view, then I can have graph like:
              1. Number of requests per City (e.g. use bigger circle for higher number)
              2. Number of unique user per Country
              3. Number of IE 11 user per locale.

              6 votes
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              • Add logarithmic scale to charts

                It would be good to have an option to use logarithmic scale on bar and time charts.
                This option may be both available in the UI and in the query language (with a "| render barchart logaritmic" ?)

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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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 →
                  • 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…

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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.

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                      • 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 →
                        • Support for on-prem

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

                          6 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  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.

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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

                            • SQL query monitoring for ASP.NET Core

                              Currently SQL query monitoring is supported for 'classic' ASP.NET projects. For ASP.NET Core projects however SQL queries don't get monitored at all. Not when target .NET Full and not when targeting .NET Core.

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                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We are currently working on another VSTS DevOps integration that is taking priority over this. However, we are hoping that the work we do there will make adding this functionality easier. We will return to review this when the current scope of work is complete. We appreciate your continued patience.

                                • Export Workbooks as PDF

                                  It would be really useful to export workbooks as PDF so they can be shared with users that do not have access to the Azure Portal.

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                                    • Add duration to C# TrackPageView

                                      PageViews from javascript include page view load time, useful for tracking performance.

                                      PageViews in C# only have one parameter: name. This is a start, but we would like to know how long it takes each page in our WPF app to load from each of our users.

                                      We have the data in our app (time started, time end, and duration), but there is no good way of getting it to application insights. The TrackMetric method allows duration, but you can't select it in AI and look at custom properties nor can you search for it!

                                      Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-api-custom-events-metrics#page-views

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                                      • 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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                                        • Ability to disable weekly digest and all mail using ARM

                                          The defaults digest and welcome mail setting of spamming all accounts in the Azure subscription doesn't work in practice and real world scenario's, with lots of people working in Azure using multiple Dev, Test, Acceptance environments.
                                          We would like to have an option to disable these mails while creating an AI resource, so we can add this to our ARM template.

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