Azure Monitor-Application Insights

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  1. User Flow custom time range support

    Currently user cannot set custom time range on User Flow menu and it is difficult to get User Flow for specified interval. (e.g. to get daily report, user has to log-in Azure portal same time every day to get last 24 hours of data. )
    Please add custom time range support on user Flow menu.

    15 votes
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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    15 votes
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  3. Move dashboard widgets to another dashboard

    I am currently building multiple AppInsight dashboards and discovered there is no way to move a widget from one dashboard to another. Also, when looking at a AppInsight Chart and clicking the pin, I can't tell which dashboard it will be pinned to.

    15 votes
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  4. First class support for Service Fabric

    While Service Fabric was in preview there was a nuget package for AI in SF, but seems that it has not gone GA with SF. Would love to see health reports from SF in AI, along with monitoring of services/actors.

    15 votes
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  5. Enable ARM configuration of smart detection rules

    Programmatic control over Smart Detection rule settings is needed.

    14 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for posting this suggestion.

    While work has not started on this suggestion yet, configuring Smart Detection rules via ARM and integrating with Action Groups are in our plans, and something we’d very much like to add after the current set of priorities are implemented. We’ll keep posting updates here as anything changes.

    As for supporting “to define separate rules sets based on resource groups”, could you please clarify on this suggestion? Are you looking to configure Smart Detection rules at the resource group level rather than on the individual Application Insights resource?

    Thanks,
    Harel Broitman

  6. 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.

    13 votes
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  7. Handle TSQL commands in the dependency blade better

    In the command field in the dependency blade, long TSQL commands get truncated and remove the most important part of the statement, the FROM and WHERE clauses. Without this, the entire blade is almost useless.

    It would be better to show the entire statement, or even truncate the start of the statement, rather than the end.

    13 votes
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  8. 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.

    13 votes
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  9. Embeddables/Web widgets

    I would love to be able to take different metrics/data, and show them with live data on my own company website or dashboard.

    We could show the overall performance of our company apps on our custom dashboard.
    It could be an easy way for us to give customers various data about our apps on their environment.

    And tonnes of more uses.

    13 votes
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  10. Ability to export all the data of currently selected event to CSV / JSON

    When you've selected a particular event, all of it's data is show in the detail tab. Provide an ability to quickly save this as CSV / JSON from the portal for reference.

    13 votes
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  11. Unable to create Cross Resource Alerts via ARM template

    If you change the query to a Cross Resource query using the template in the document linked below, you get a 400 error with this message.

    I can take the exact same query and make an alert in the portal against the same Application Insights instance without issue.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/monitoring-and-diagnostics/monitor-alerts-unified-log-template

    "error": {
    "code": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request).",
    "message": {
    "lang": "en-US",
    "value": "properties.search.query is not a valid log or metric query.Response status code does not indicate success: 400 (Bad Request)."
    },
    "innererror": {
    "stacktrace": "System.ArgumentException: properties.search.query is…

    12 votes
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  12. Application Map - Export to PNG

    Often the components displayed on the Application Map will extend outside of the visible area. I can take a screenshot if I zoom out, but then it is not legible. Or, I can compose multiple screenshots together as I pan, but that is tedious.

    Suggestion: allow exporting the map as an image.

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Make data retention period configurable by data type / event content

    For now data retention period is fixed to 90 days and can't be changed.
    In reality telemetry events have different values and should be stored accordingly.
    For example I'm interested in storing exception data only for a day or two, just to raise alerts. Trace records are needed to diagnose particular behavior\ reproduce a bug, so they should be kept just for the time I need to get this job done.
    On the contrary user related events, like purchases, logins, specific actions are very valuable and should be stored for years.
    These retention rules are unique to each business, so…

    12 votes
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  14. App Insight integration with Azure Key Vault

    It would be great to have a tight integration of App Insight with Azure Key Vault so that it allows App Insight able to fetch credentials directly from Key Vault during run time to run the availability web tests. We don't want to hard code anything in web tests to connect to Key Vault but rather it should be able to connect and fetch required credentials from Vault and run the web tests.

    12 votes
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  15. Support a single unified solution for n-Tier Windows Desktop & Server Applications

    Application Insights has become significantly less useful since the decision to fragment the telemetry experience by pointing rich client applications at HockeyApp and restricting AI to ASP.NET scenarios.

    For Enterprise Development Scenarios we would like to be able to use a single supported solution that works consistently across n-Tier applications built using the full range of currently supported Microsoft Platforms (.NET & Win32 Desktop Applications, Windows Services, WCF Services).

    In practise this is still just about possible by using the low level AI SDK, but increasingly Windows Desktop apps are being locked out of new features e.g. the Visual Studio…

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for raising this issue. Addressing this is a long-term problem that should be addressed. While this will not be solved in the near future, improving this situation is something under discussion. I will keep this suggestion updated with any progress.

    Regards,
    Dale

  16. Funnels - where is Export to Power BI button?

    According to docs[1] I should be able to export a funnel to power BI.
    So I wonder why this option is missing from my funnel toolbar.
    There is a Share url option but that looks way less useful than the missing one.

    [1] https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-insights/app-insights-export-power-bi?toc=/azure/azure-monitor/toc.json#export-a-funnel

    11 votes
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  17. 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

    11 votes
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  18. Update more frequently pinned to a Dashboard charts created in Analytics

    As a DevOps I need to observe aggregation of custom metrics showing the pulse of the system, which can be very nicely implemented via a query in App Insights\Analytics but if you pin them on a Dashboard they will update only hourly.

    We need an option for auto-refresh on such tiles/charts pinned on dashboard to be refreshed each 1-5 minutes.

    11 votes
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  19. 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 'client_Browser' and 'client_OS' - 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?

    11 votes
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  20. 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.

    11 votes
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