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  1. When exporting the arm template the availability tests should be included.

    when creating an ARM template for application insight it is very problematic to find any information on how to write the template in such a way that the availability tests are included. The export template does not result in the arm script for this.

    after a while i figured out that the export template on resourcegroup level does do this.

    however it is very unclear what properties to use in the arm tempalte for this. The microsoft.insights/webtests.Configuration xml is not clearly documented. And it seems some values are not taken from this but from the microsoft.insights/webtests.properties (e.g timeout,enabled,etc).

    could this…

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  2. Compact view for end-to-end transaction telemetry items

    It would be nice to have a more compact view for the "View all telemetry" mode of the end-to-end transaction view,
    having everything for a telemetry item in one line to fit more items on the screen without scrolling,
    which would be more suitable for big screens.
    (I added a picture as illustration).

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  3. Add ability to filter end-to-end transaction view

    Add the ability to filter in the end-to-end transaction view. The transaction may include a lot of dependencies and other requests in such a way that the view becomes hard to read. It would be nice to be able to exclude dependencies of a certain type, or only show queues for a specific message type, for example. Or maybe exclude calls with duration less than 100ms.

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  4. Available Memory Counter in the Azure Live Metrics Stream

    Unfortunately, there is no counter for Available Memory (Available Mbytes) or memory consumption in the Live Metrics Stream. It would be great to see one of these performance counters added to the Live Metrics Stream.

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  5. Run Saved Query via API

    We have saved and shared query that gets updated semi-regularly, and gets used in multiple places. Currently we have to change it in flow, UI that calls AppInsights API, and in the shared query. It would be great if we could just call that query in flow and through the API via some id, so we would only need to modify it in one place.

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  6. Allow the option of specifying the time of day to run an Application Insights alert query.

    Currently when you create an Application Insights alert query, the only option available is to start running the query immediately after the alert is created. In my case I am using this feature to create a report of events over the past 24 hours, and I would like it to run at midnight and email my team the result so it's in our inbox in the morning. Seems like it would be easy to add an option to either "start immediately" or "start at time" with a date-time selection control.

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  7. cloud filtering / preprocessing of data

    Currently, you can do data sampling in the cloud to reduce the amount of data ingested/retained.

    It would be useful if you could also specify simple filters to remove data at ingestion time.

    e.g filter by severityLevel, CustomDimensions.CategoryName, applicationVersion.

    We have a number of hard to update clients in the field, that have been poorly configured and are sending too much data.

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  8. Codeless Agent Integration - Allow override for "already instrumented" checks

    Allow override for "already instrumented" checks

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/azure-web-apps#troubleshooting

    I have applications that have the "System.Net.Http" and "Microsoft.Azure.EventHubs" assemblies loaded, which depend on the "System.Diagnostics.DiagnosticSource" assembly. When this assembly is loaded, Application Insights codeless integration for App Service doesn't work. This is due to a check for the Diagnostics assembly. Please allow an override to allow AI to start without checking for this assembly - when I do manage to get it to load, it works fine.

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  9. user flow that can be configured by a custom Property (rather than session or operation)

    Currently User flow can "group" the flow of calls based on session or operation. But there are specific scenarios (Like a REST API) where continuity is not based on operations or session. But some custom property we inject in the CustomEvents (it can be either a custom SessionId that is sent by the client code or CustomUserId)

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  10. Add functionality to remember filters

    Add functionality to remember Sample Telemetry filters in the Live Metrics Stream. My telemetry is junked up with so many "Starting HttpMessageHandler cleanup cycle... Ending HttpMessageHandler cleanup cycle...". Every time I come back to the live stream, I have to re-enter all of the filters just to see useful traces.

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  11. Ability to move objects in application map

    The application map gives a great overview of the current set up of an application and it's health. Sometimes however the creation of this map fails a little and some elements go on top of communication lines or other elements.

    It would be great if we were able to drag the elements in application map around with our mouse to reposition them.

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  12. Provide support for Application Insights profiler with Dynamic sites

    When enabling AI Profiler for a web site that is hosted on a Dynamic plan you get this error:

    Critical: Profiler is not supported on Dynamic, Free or Shared sites. Please upgrade your site to Basic or above.

    This limitation strongly affects our choice to adopt your server-less architecture.

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  13. ignore specific exceptions

    I keep getting false positives in smart detection, because our WCF services return a custom fault in certain situations. These faults are not failures, but part of normal execution.
    It would be nice if we could tell SmartDetection to ignore specific faults/exceptions.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. Add support for Appgateway (or other proxies) in appmap

    The appmap in application insights is great, but end-to-end tracking skips a step when proxies such as AGW, CDN or FrontDoor are not part of the dependency mapping.

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  17. Simplify configuration of AppInsights in government cloud

    When using AppInsights in the public cloud environment, I hardly need to configure anything in my application beyond the instrumentation key. However, when my AppInsights instance is deployed in Azure Government Cloud (e.g. Fairfax / Azure US Government envirionment) I need to manually configure URLs to up to 3 endpoints, according to this page:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-government/documentation-government-services-monitoringandmanagement#application-insights

    It would be much more convenient if I could simply configure "Environment = AzureUSGovernment" instead of needing to know URLs to 3 endpoints and how to configure them in every relevant language/platform.

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  18. Add support for viewing RU consumption in Cosmos DB operations

    To balance performance with cost optimisation it would be great to see how throughput it affecting or constraining performance with in inadequate RU consumption.

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  19. Allow me to rename the resources shown in the Application Map

    It would be great if I could customize the Application Map resources and name them based on business context labels... not the resource type, but the resource name

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  20. Allow users to filter application map to exclude HTTP 404 errors

    The application map often shows red if there are lots of 404s in the app. However, most of the time, these are crawlers/bots hitting random pages on the site. It would be nice to have the option to exclude these on this page. We can filter them out in the Failures chart, but not the application map.

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