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. 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.

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    16 votes
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  3. 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?

    15 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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.

    15 votes
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  6. 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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    7 comments  ·  Smart Detection  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    15 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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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    4 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    14 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Application Insights: Increase length of message property

    Message of logged exception is often cut off. Full data cannot be displayed.
    Please increase length of message property to get full data.

    14 votes
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  11. 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

    14 votes
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  12. 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

  13. 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.

    14 votes
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  14. 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.

    14 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Azure Dashboard charts are limited to 30 Days

    We want to prepare dashboard which query application insight data for more than 30 days and currently that is not possible. Dashboard custom date selection should fetch application insight data which is beyond 30 days.
    Also, it gets override if you keep the timestamp in query itself.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  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. 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…

    13 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.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  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. Ensure live metrics respects the current theme

    The portal looks great. Very slick. Not applying the dark theme to this cool view is jarring.

    13 votes
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  19. 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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    3 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    13 votes
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