Application Insights

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  1. Display Carriage Returns in Custom Data in Analytics Portal

    I frequently add exception traces to messages and view them in the Analytics portal with custom queries. While it's nice to be able to query exceptions, looking at the data that contains content with linefeeds is a pain. It would be nice if the grid view expansion for custom data could break out the raw JSON strings in proper line broken content.

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      0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • App Insights API allow for customEvent name in $select query

      I'm trying out the Azure Application Insights REST API GET /events query through the (https://dev.applicationinsights.io/apiexplorer/events) and I can get a full query working fine and works with most $select parameters like 'user/id' but whenever I try 'customEvent/name' it brings back a null value for the item when I know there is a value whenever I get the full query with no $select parameter. Is there another way to grab this value through the select param? I'm using the select param in order to filter down the number of columns brought back that I don't need.

      Here is an…

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        0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Increase 2 minute timeout limit for multi-step web tests

        Increase the 2-minute limit for application insights multi-step web tests

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          1 comment  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Render GANTT charts

          Adding ability to render GANTT charts to visualize data. This will be extremely helpful to see if there are any race conditions in my code. Can easily identify concurrent requests to a shared resource.

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            1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Autoscale Web App take into account the number of instances running

            The current feature of auto scaling is on based on one metric like CPU or memory.

            I would like to have a matrix with 2 metrics in it. CPU or Memory along with the number of instances running at that moment.

            This will enable me to logical downscale the instances. For example:

            2 -> 1 instances: at < 30% CPU, which results in around 60% CPU on 1 instance

            For
            4 -> 3 instances: at < 45% CPU, which also results in around 60% CPU on 3 instances.

            For now when a day of work starts with 1 instance and…

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              0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • App Map dismiss failures

              Click on App Map, click on the % failures, and you get a list of failures. There is no way to dismiss a failure once it happens. Would be nice to do a dismiss or ignore

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                0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Application Insights Slowest Operations should respond to filters

                In Application Insights portal, when you go to the page called Performance, there is a chart that shows the server response times and a list below with the title "What re my slowest operations?"

                I can add filters to the page, but they will only filter the chart not the list below, I think this is a bug, because when you then click on a call in the list below, it opens in a details pane, but the pane shows no data because that pane is filtered with the same filters as the chart.

                So you need to remove the…

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                • Change Sample Telemetry list under Live Metrics Stream to append new items at the bottom

                  The Sample Telemetry list adds new items at the top. This makes it confusing since lists normally append new stuff at the bottom.

                  Change it to append and auto scroll to the bottom.

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                  • Add ability to dismiss the banner tips

                    The banner tips are helpful, but I would like to dismiss them.
                    They get annoying rather quickly since you can’t remove them and they take focus away.

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                      0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show different trace colors based on severity

                      On the Search blade, all of the Traces are green, whether or not the level is Informational, Warning, Error, etc. It would be nice if you could change it so that Debug was blue, Informational was green, Warning was yellow, Error was red, etc. to make it easier to distinguish the different levels in the list.

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                        2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Application Insights in Canada regions

                        We have restrictions that all our resources should be created in "Canada" region.
                        As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights.
                        Note: for example for customer implementing Sitecore solution which comes with Application Insights as first-class.

                        Original ask here:
                        https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback/suggestions/18649744-application-insights-in-canada-regions
                        But just saw that there is this dedicated uservoice for Application Insights.

                        Thanks for your feedback.

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                          1 comment  ·  Other  ·  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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                            7 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Here’s a status update from Anton: Push notification for Smart Detection alerts work was back due to other higher priority work items, but this is still planned in the backlog.

                          • Calls to Remote Dependencies | Names are not useful

                            it shows TYPE, DEPENDENCY, DURATION, SUCCESS.

                            It's cool, but for me DEPENDENCY is the name my remote sql server, and if i go 10 times for different reasons I get 10 items with the same name, and I have to click each of them to see what the command is.

                            My idea is that at least, when the blade is maximized show the ACTUAL "Dependency name" property, which in my case is SQL: [MYSCHEMA].[MYPROCEDURE]

                            I have no idea why this is not shown by default, or at least no way to configure it.

                            Cheers

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                              0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Turn off smart detection by http status code or exception type

                              For when the exception has really been handled by the app, but raised back to the client by design. E.g. a web api that returns a 400 Bad Request when post data fails validation.

                              Maybe this could be configured for particular route/status code combinations.

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                              • C++ SDK for server and desktop applications

                                We'd like to use Application Insights with our native (Win32) server application written in C++, as well as our Win32 desktop application (C++).

                                Without C++ support we can't build a full stack solution based on Application Insights.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable to clear data of the resource

                                  Currently if i want to clear the data, I have to delete the resource and create a new one. Please add the clear data function.

                                  11 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’re working on getting this functionality, but it would be great to hear more above specifically what sort of data clearing you’d like to do. Can you describe in detail the scenarios you have in mind?
                                    Thank you
                                    Dale

                                  • Send weekly Performance / Availability report (column -every day) for each web test item

                                    Send weekly Performance / Availability report (column -every day) for each web test item

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                                      0 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display "Reporting Name" in the web test result screen in azure rather than Request URLs

                                      Display "Reporting Name" in the web test result screen in azure rather than Request URLs

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                                      • Looking for Custom schedule for availability test rather just 5/10/15 min

                                        Looking for Custom schedule for availability test rather just 5/10/15 min

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                                        • There needs to be a low-latency log display or API

                                          Like all telemetry, logging currently arrives in the form of searchable data only after a significant lag.

                                          That makes the logging unusable for debugging purposes, which is one of the most important use cases for logging.

                                          There needs to be a way to either view incoming log entries in near real-time or there needs to be an API to get at them at near real time.

                                          Alternatively, it should be possible to redirect the events to a message or even queue in near real time.

                                          At the moment, one has to send logging from one's application twice: once to app…

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