Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing
Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.
Along with Application Insights reaching its General Availability milestone today (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-azure-application-insights/), I am pleased to announce that the data access REST API is now available to everyone as a Public Preview at https://dev.applicationinsights.io/.
I want to thank the huge number of you who participated in the private preview and provide such valuable feedback!
Please continue to provide your feedback on the API at https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/357324-application-insights/category/161985-api.
I don't need access to everything I've ever uploaded. Just enough to turn internal OI into external OI similar to the Windows Azure Service Dashboard (http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/service-dashboard/)
Additionally, it might be interesting to allow me to compose a public-facing AI dashboard.