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  1. Data needs to be encrypted even when saved locally on disk when App Insights throttling limits are reached

    Right now, Microsoft does no encrypt data saved locally to disk when Application insights SDK writes to local disk when throttling limits are reached. Please refer to the following section from Microsoft documentation at

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/data-retention-privacy

    This needs to be encrypted or alternative solutions provided, we cannot afford to have any data to be un-encrypted at any given point of time on Azure

    Does the SDK create temporary local storage?

    Yes, certain Telemetry Channels will persist data locally if an endpoint cannot be reached. Please review below to see which frameworks and telemetry channels are affected.

    Telemetry channels that utilize local…

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  2. Using Thread.sleep after flush makes me cry

    Thread.sleep in order to be sure that the log has been sent :(
    Any better implementation? Really?

    https://docs.microsoft.com/es-es/azure/azure-monitor/app/api-custom-events-metrics

    4 votes
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  3. HTTP/2 support for Azure Application Insights

    Do you have any plans to add HTTP/2 support for Application Insight JS and React SDKs.

    Currently by default, the network request is transmitted over http/1.1 (logs and screenshot attached). Don't seen an option to enable this option in SDK or App Insight Dashboard.

    >curl -I https://dc.services.visualstudio.com/v2/track
    HTTP/1.1

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  4. Provide example with Nextjs and React hooks (context API)

    SDK has been set up with NPM.
    Our application uses Next.js (React, Typescript, hooks).
    I integrated with hooks and context API since we dont use HOC by referencing https://www.aaron-powell.com/posts/2019-11-19-combining-react-hooks-with-appinsights/.

    Few issues:
    1. Live Metrics does not show any metrics.
    2. No service/Ajax calls are tracked.
    3. Next.js does not use history for routing. How do we do on component performance tracking with React plugin?

    Also, it is not tracking page view within SPA (I found this https://github.com/goenning/next-applicationinsights, but again this still use HOC)

    1 vote
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  5. How to collect Performance Counters for Database Server

    I have ASP.NET MVC application on Azure VM which connects to SQL Database server on a different Azure VM.
    Application Insights is configured for the web application at build time and it collects the performance counters of the web server but how to collect performance counters of Database server?

    1 vote
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  6. Allow us to disable clients IP, city and Country data collection

    some way of disabling geolocation data collection to met different privacy policies would be nice

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    Thanks for your feedback and its now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  7. Link for upgrading SDK does not match programming language

    The text says 'Your application is instrumented with Application Insights SDK version java:2.4.0. Upgrade to the latest stable SDK to get a live feed of events with details like request url, response code, SQL query, and exception stack.' so it does know that we use java, however the link is to https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Web/2.2.0 whereas it should point to Maven central.

    2 votes
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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  8. Add support to track SQL Command Text in Application Insigts SDK (2.10)

    As you know before we could track sql command text's with "deprecated" Application Insights Extension v2.65 on App Services which could works same time with Application Insights SDK. But, currently we could not track sql queries in the sql dependency telemetry. Now, application Insights services able to give that feature only with the agent which is installed on the app services. We are requesting that feature into Applciation Insights SDK.

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    Thanks for the feedback. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  9. Let us capture UserAgent and other request headers/params

    I understand you not capturing full UserAgent by default because of concerns of PII.

    But please give some control over this data scrubbing, so we can (at our own risk) let certain fields through.

    An awful lot of our App Insights monitor internal microservices that are only called by other microservices and there are no concerns knowing which microservice and which version. On the contrary, it is incredibly valuable information for debugging.

    We deal with this at the moment by logging custom traces for every request, but this complicates our queries and raises our app insights bill.

    5 votes
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  10. Introduction of App Insight SDK externally to deployed production applications

    Currently for production applications or applications which include product binaries, we are not able to enable introduction of SDK easily. We require to update application binaries (war, ear etc.) to update web.xml, but this is not always possible in production application.

    There is a need to introduce App Insight SDK externally to deployed production applications whereas there is not change/impact to application which is running.

    1 vote
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  11. Character encodings supported by Application Insights

    It would be nice if it is clarified which character encoding is supported by Application Insights and SDKs.
    We may want to send telemetry with application logs via LogBack and AI Appender but the log may have multi-bytes local language characters.

    7 votes
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  12. Bug in sending events based on XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send

    In Sender.ts, private _xhrSender(payload: string[], isAsync: boolean) method:

    The line var xhr = new XMLHttpRequest(); relies on an existing xhr object may be overriden in some properties.

    For instance, if I override XMLHttpRequest.prototype.send(), I could break the sending flow of events.

    I saw this happen in JIRA (Atalassian) with appInsights.
    This is a functionality issue as well as a security issue.

    The appInsights JS code should obtain the original send() code or save the prototype.send at the start of the code (to at list avoid changes during runtime)

    2 votes
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  13. AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor node being added twice to default ApplicationInsights.config

    Whenever I add ApplicationInsights via the nuget packages, the ApplicationInsights.config file contains the AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor node two times:

    <TelemetryProcessors>

    &lt;Add Type=&quot;Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Extensibility.PerfCounterCollector.QuickPulse.QuickPulseTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.PerfCounterCollector&quot;/&gt;
    
    &lt;Add Type=&quot;Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.Extensibility.AutocollectedMetricsExtractor, Microsoft.ApplicationInsights&quot;/&gt;
    &lt;Add Type=&quot;Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.WindowsServer.TelemetryChannel.AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.ServerTelemetryChannel&quot;&gt;
    &lt;MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond&gt;5&lt;/MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond&gt;
    &lt;ExcludedTypes&gt;Event&lt;/ExcludedTypes&gt;
    &lt;/Add&gt;
    &lt;Add Type=&quot;Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.WindowsServer.TelemetryChannel.AdaptiveSamplingTelemetryProcessor, Microsoft.AI.ServerTelemetryChannel&quot;&gt;
    &lt;MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond&gt;5&lt;/MaxTelemetryItemsPerSecond&gt;
    &lt;IncludedTypes&gt;Event&lt;/IncludedTypes&gt;
    &lt;/Add&gt;

    </TelemetryProcessors>

    3 votes
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  14. Tracking requests made by Apache Camel

    I would be nice to include tracking requests and dependencies made by Apache Camel. Right now, we cave custom configuration to track dependencies but it would be nice to have it in the SDK itself.

    2 votes
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  15. 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.

    21 votes
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  16. VueJs Support

    Add support for VueJs that supports the entire Analytics feature set. There is an open source one currently, but its pretty basic.

    8 votes
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  17. Add support for viewing raw body requests

    It would be great to see raw body request on analytics. Good for monitoring restful api calls (for example json payloads)

    310 votes
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  18. Support Enterprise Library Console for Application Insights Diagnostics Logging

    Logging through Enterprise Logging Library is now possible through the NuGet package here: https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.EntlibTraceListener/0.1.0-build00190.

    The main problem is that the Enterprise Library Console doesn't support this reference
    So as soon as we add a reference to Application Insights Diagnostics Logging, we can't use the Enterprise Library Configuration Console anymore

    2 votes
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  19. 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.

    13 votes
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    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

  20. 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)?

    7 votes
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    Hi Folks,

    Screen resolution was deprecated as a standard dimension, but it’s still available as a custom dimension.

    See thread here for context:
    https://github.com/microsoft/ApplicationInsights-Home/issues/124

    Feel free to make a case as to why this should be brought back as a standard dimension, but please note that standard dimensions add cost for everyone who doesn’t use the data.

    Thanks,
    -Matt, Azure Monitor PM

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