Azure Monitor-Application Insights

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  1. 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.

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    1 comment  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support for time granularity selected in Azure Portal Dashboard (via bin_auto?)

    When adding / pinning an Application Insights or Log Analytics chart to the dashboard, you can use the global time selector on the Dashboard to adjust both the the time range (e.g. past 1 hour, past 7 days) and the granularity (e.g. auto, 5 minutes, 1 hour, etc)

    However, that works only for the time range, but not for the granularity.

    The reason is that whenever you write a query to render a timechart, you have to hardcode the bin size in the query, e.g.:

    requests | summarize count() by bin(timestamp, 1m)

    Given the query above, I could now choose the…

    25 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    24 votes
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  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.

    23 votes
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  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.

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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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  7. 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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  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.

    20 votes
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  9. 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.

  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).

    19 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.

    19 votes
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  12. Application Insights - User Flows export to PowerBI

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

    19 votes
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  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

    19 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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?

    17 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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?

    17 votes
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  17. 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

  18. Push notifications for Smart Detection alerts

    The email is usually a low priority tool. When there is a critical problem, I notice it too late (when I take the cell to check the email). I usually recive thousands of emails every day, however, push notifications are much less common and more visible.

    17 votes
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  19. Create AI VSTS widget that supports Analytics queries

    Create a VSTS widget that supports Analytics queries. Being able to use Analytics Queries would be really useful. With AIQL, you can create widgets that are targeted, meaningful, and specific to the team.

    17 votes
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  20. Add metric namespace property to customMetrics table

    Metric namespace is available to filer by when building a chart on Metrics blade. However, there is no way to query or filter by metric namespace when querying customMetrics table in Log Analytics.

    Is it possible to add metric namespace property to customMetrics table?

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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.

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