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Azure Monitor-Application Insights

Welcome to the Azure Application Insights UserVoice site. This site is for suggestions and ideas for all aspects of Application Insights such as our SDKs, Web tests, Analytics, etc. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  1. Raise the 500,000 row limit on the Azure Log Analytics REST API

    https://dev.loganalytics.io/documentation/Using-the-API/Limits currently lists 500,000 as the limit in the number of rows a query can return. It would be helpful if we could raise this limit to make it easier to create PowerBI dashboards which slice and dice historical data, where in aggregate the raw data exceeds 500k rows. In practice this allows the dashboards to look further back in time.

    26 votes

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    2 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  2. Failover for Application Insight as part of Disaster Recovery Plan

    We do not see fail-over mechanism for Application insight which should work for Disaster Recovery Plan. Seems DR still not supported by Application insight, below link for reference -
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/resiliency/recovery-loss-azure-region

    26 votes

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  3. Make Smart Detection data available via the App Insights REST API

    It would be great if information on issues identified by Proactive Detection was available via the App Insights REST API.

    26 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    24 votes

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    3 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    23 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Application Insights - User Flows export to PowerBI

    It would be greate to have an export of the User Flows to PowerBI.

    22 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Show percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

    In the new Failures tool (in Preview), would be useful if you could add the percentage between the failed requests and total requests for each URL

    22 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add Cloud Role Name to Live Metrics Stream

    On the Live Metrics Stream, the list of servers is displayed.


    1. Allow to list a column called 'cloud role name' next to the server name. This makes it clear which server correlates with which server.

    2. Allow easy filtering of the entire page by 'cloud role name'.

    When multiple roles share a single application insights resource, it an be hard to figure out which server is doing what. Still, it makes sense to log in a single app insights resource in order to have the relation and querying benifits.

    22 votes

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  9. Add search for app in application map

    With dozens of roles displaying in the multi-role application map, it is hard to find a specific one. Please add a small search / dropdown window to select an app and upon selection, center the map on this app.

    21 votes

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  10. Make Smart Detection customizable/configurable

    Our team would like to filter out/ stop Smart Detection of certain requests. We regularly get emails for "Abnormal rise in failure request rates", and would like to be able to exclude requests that have certain parameters from this smart detection (for example, if the request has a certain parameter in the URL or a specific header, don't count it towards the alert).

    20 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  11. service endpoint

    As a financial organisation we need to be able to send information securely to Application Insights to within our own virtual network and not via a public IP. Given Application Insights could potentially contain private and/or confidential data which definitely is not desired to be sent outside of our corporations network. So in order or our team to be able to use the functionality of Application Insights it would be great if we could have the functionality send the information via a service endpoint instead of one of the current public ip addresses.

    20 votes

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  12. Populate client_browser and client_os for requests (not just pageviews)

    We're using AI to monitor our Web API and want to analyse the various client applications that connect to it. We'd hoped to use UserAgent - the clients set the User-Agent header, with product, version and OS information.

    However, it seems that only telemetry that's marked as a PageView has the UserAgent parsed into 'clientBrowser' and 'clientOS' - any Request telemetry has those properties empty. (Despite the Analytics schema having those properties.)

    Are we taking the wrong approach? Or should AI actually be setting these properties for requests?

    20 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store

    Application Insights should support continuous export to Azure Data Lake Store the same way as support for continuous export to Blob Storage.

    Azure Data Lake Store is the new and "future proof" place to store all raw Big Data that you want to analyze using HD Insights / Azure Data Lake Analytics / Power BI etc.

    Attached is a slide from the "Introducing Data Lake" that shows the difference between Data Lake Store and Blob Storage https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/16910

    20 votes

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  14. save selected columns in the query url

    each time we open our saved queries we need to filter the columns again the to see only the relevant columns we need

    20 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We appreciate the feedback!
    We have recently improved the selected columns experience in Log Analytics to automatically include columns you extended – read all about this new update in this blog post:
    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-monitor-log-analytics-ui-updates/

    Regrading the saved queries experience, we are currently working on improving the saved/shared queries experience in Log Analytics and we will definitely take this feedback into account.
    Stay tuned for new updates and improvements as they become available.

  15. Return Export ID on Application Insights Continuous Export creation

    Currently, creating a Continuous Export via the API or Go SDK returns a list of all continuous export configurations on success.

    It would be better if it returned only the export configuration just created, or only the Export ID for the configuration just created, so the user knows the Export ID of the new export configuration.

    Please see https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/issues/4745 for more details.

    18 votes

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    0 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  16. Allow Instrumentation Key Regeneration

    In order to be able to recover from an exposure through the JS SDK, it would be necessary to be able to regenerate the instrumentation key

    18 votes

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  17. Increase Limit on Number of Availability Tests

    We have a need to monitor each of our customers, which have a unique URL (such as customer1.example.com, customer2.example.com). We have 170 (and growing) number of customers per a single Application Insights instance. We are trying to programatically create an Availability Test for each customer and are hitting the limit of 100 Availability Tests.

    Can this limit be increased? Is there another workaround?

    18 votes

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  18. Add Release annotations to Live Stream and Metrics, not just Metrics Explorer!

    Annotations would be very valuable on Live Stream and the new Metrics(preview) area. My hope this would also push to the dashboards created from these as well.

    18 votes

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  19. Enable the creation of Annotations in VSTS linux agents

    Adding the release annotation task on a Linux agent throws the following error:

    [error]A supported task execution handler was not found. This error usually means the task does not carry an implementation that is compatible with your current operating system. Contact the task author for more details.

    Write the release task to support Linux or OS agnostic.

    17 votes

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  20. Support Authenticated User id in usage scenarios

    Support Authenticated User id in usage scenarios . For retention currently we are showing retention users value wrt userId column. It would be good if we can support userAuthenticatedId. Similarly for other usage blade like users, session, workbook, funnel etc.

    17 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Usage Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Counting by authenticated users is supported in the Users, Sessions, Events, and Cohorts tools. The Retention tool doesn’t support authenticated user counting, but the “N-period retention” workbook template does…check it out in the Workbooks tool. Counting authenticated users is on the backlog for the Funnels tool, but no ETA on when it will arrive.

    - David from the App Insights team

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