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  1. 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 →
        • 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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                0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  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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                  • Track CDN metrics in Application Insights

                    I want to collect my telemetry data for my cdn and be able to tell
                    - my overall cdn metrics for my app integrated in my solution
                    - if I have a gain when enabling cdn
                    - where I should leverage cdn

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                      0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  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 →
                      • gelf Graylog format support for streaming logs to Application Insights

                        gelf is Graylog Extended Format

                        There is an official and widely used logging driver for Docker based on gelf see https://docs.docker.com/config/containers/logging/gelf/

                        This idea would enable sending the log output (console output) of a docker container via gelf to Application Insights (log-aggregation) n a direct fashion.

                        There exists a custom way to achieve this which is however quite hacky, as blogged at https://lbadri.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/sending-docker-container-logs-to-azure-application-insights-using-gelf-driver/

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                          0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shared queries destination for multiple resource groups

                          There should be a way to either share queries across multiple resource groups on the same subscription, or at least batch exporting/importing in the analytics blade. It's common to deploy several instances of an application to different resource groups as different sandboxes/environments, but typically we'd be interested in displaying analytics data uniformly across all environments.

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                            0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add properties of tracked events from AppCenter to App Insights, with date and time

                            On App Center, when I track an event, I can add properties.
                            Those are quite limited : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/appcenter/sdk/analytics/xamarin#custom-events but are fine.
                            I would love to be able to export them in App Insights, and to be able to create relationship between each properties.

                            In other words, properties should be linked to their event and we could known the date and time they have been thrown.

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                              0 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • save my filters in the live metrics stream

                              When I filter out SignalR and Dependency 404's, for example, on the Live Metrics Stream, let me save that so I don't have to do it every time I'm monitoring the site.

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                                0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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 →
                                • Export user flow graph as png/jpg/pdf

                                  There should be an option to export the user flow graph to an image or a PDF, so it can be shared with colleagues who don't have and need not have Azure access.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support better deep linking to blades

                                    Right now one can copy the URL in paste it somewhere for others to click on to go immediately to a blade item in Application Insights, such as an exception. However, the link is very long and sometimes when users go straight to the URL it doesn't load correctly the first time. It would be nice if there was a "share" link or something similar where we could get a shorter url and if going straight to the urls loaded correctly the first time.

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                                    • 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

                                      • 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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