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  1. live metrics support for Node.js

    Support for "Live Metrics" in Application Insights for Node.js (and Java) applications.

    If not already supported (I can't find it), I would suggest that feature so we can get good information about our Node and Java applications.

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

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for crash data of mobile apps (HockeyApp Bridge app)

        It would be nice if Application Insights can collect crash data of mobile apps by using HockeyApp Bridgs App (https://azure.microsoft.com/ja-jp/blog/access-hockeyapp-data-in-ai-with-hockeyapp-bridge-app/) or somehow. It seems to work only with legacy Windows Apps (WPF/WinForms) but not mobile apps.

        11 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          The request is being resolved as “unplanned”. As HockeyApp moves to Visual Studio Mobile Center (https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/mobile-center/), we will be implementing such functionality there. Existing HockeyApp customers will have a migration path towards Visual Studio Mobile Center. Until this feature is available however, we would ask you instrument crashes using the Custom Event mechanism available in HockeyApp and Application Insights Analytics.

        • Capture Screen Resolution is missing

          You used to be able to get Screen Resolution by creating a new Session chart and Grouping By "Screen Resolution". This option is no longer there! How can find this info now so it can help me make decisions (please don't let it be send custom events... i need to look at my current historic data)?

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show what instances are actually affected

            I have 20+ instances and Smart Detection tells me there was degradation for some period in response time. I have no way of knowing which Cloud App or Storage instance had the problem.

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              2 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add smart detection rule for abusive networks

              Small/medium businesses get hammered by abusive actors daily. Having an alert in place to detect abusive clients would be extremely useful.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • open query in new tab of existing analytics window

                rather than opening a new analytics window each time i hit the analytics button, it would be cleaner to open a new tab, if the window is already open...

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • display of pinned query limit 7 days

                  it appears that when pinning a query to a dashboard, the graph display is limited to only 7 days regardless of the underlying query.

                  is this possibly a bug in the display, held over from when there was only 7days of stored data? now that we have a 30 day timeframe for data, it would be good to see that in pinned graphs.

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                    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support updating the query for a graph.

                    After pinning a query w/graph etc. to a dashboard, i can't edit/update the query, in-place. i'm forced to goto analytics, which creates a new query, when modified the only option i have is to pin the new query to my dashboard. then edit the title of the new graph, delete the old one and rework the layout.
                    would be really great if i could simply edit/update the query associated with an already pinned graph.

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                      0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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…

                      8 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a web hook to notify on Daily cap

                        Today when the Daily Cap is reached , Azure sends an email to the account administrators - a web hook will allow alerting a wider group of people which this message is relevant to.

                        3 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  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.

                          5 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

                          • Please provide documentation

                            There is need for a good reference documentation (like normal MSDN documentation on the MSDN site), as well as "user guide" documentation and architectural documentation with whitepapers and elaborations on the different ways the framework can be used under different circumstances. For example how to use it in complex solutions with man different systems and platforms involved with different development, testing and production environment, integration with VisualStudio.com and so on.

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow manual entering of application insight annotation

                              1) Don't limit annotations in Application Insights to just releases

                              2) Allow manual entering of application insight annotations in the AI web app, not just from a step in the release process

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have custom re-usuable methods to help parse data

                                We have json data coming in via customDimensions and to bring that data out into a column we paste the same let method at the top of each query e.g. extractStringFromJson and call it multiple times in an extend operator.

                                It would be good if we could have these type of methods stored outside of a query and then call them from a query.

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                                  0 comments  ·  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

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow customers to identify App Insights resources which are collecting data but no one is viewing it

                                    It's essential in the enterprise to ensure that App Insights resources that are collecting data are really being used, and not just collecting data, incurring costs, but no one is using the data.

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                                    • Add Seconday Axis to Charts in Analytics

                                      I have 3 output columns TimeStamp(datetime), JobRunDuration (int), RowsProcessed (int)

                                      When I use “render timechart” AI is showing me the two Int values on same axis.
                                      It would be great if a secondary axis could be added to charts so that two values could be represented in same chat.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  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.

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable to export Smart Detection details to email

                                          When viewing Smart Detection details in portal, enable to export detection details to email.

                                          2 votes
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