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. 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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    1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. Support Authenticated User id in usage scenarios

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

    11 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

  4. Error message of delete failure should be more specific.

    Even just the App Insights resource is locked to prevent to be deleted, we can't determine it since the error message is as below.

    "Could not deleted
    Could not delete application"

    The message should be more specific like as other resources such as Web Apps.

    11 votes
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  5. Ensure live metrics respects the current theme

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

    11 votes
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  6. Add a priority level for all traced events

    There should be a priority level that indicates the relative priority of the data.
    The priority level of a tracked item should be possible to set on an item by item basis, or by more general declarative rules.

    High priority data should be retained for longer time and care should be taken to make sure no high priority data is lost anywhere.

    Example of use case:
    You might want to mark events when a user change/request a new password longer than a metric of time taken for a storage request.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SDK  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Having different retention policies for different telemetry items is a very interesting feature request. Enabling this is fundamentally non-trivial, so please keep upvoting and including the use cases where this is necessary. Please keep in mind that you can today ensure retention longer than 90d by using continuous export to archive subsets of the telemetry to external storages/data warehouses of your choice.
    Best, Michael
    -AppInsights Product Management

  7. Application Insights: Added Aggregation Type "Median" to Metric Charts

    For Metric Charts there are options Sum, Min, Max, Avg.

    An additional option Median would be often helpful because it is resistant against outliers.

    (The median is the number separating the higher half of values from the lower half.)

    11 votes
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  8. filter app map based on tag or environment

    App Map as well as metrics can get cluttered with dev/test and even local machine data. While you could use different app insights keys, it would also be helpful to easily tag an environment and then easily filter out an environment on app map and other visualizations

    10 votes
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  9. 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.

    10 votes
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  10. Add Release Annotations to the Performance/Failures views

    Would be great if you could see Release Annotations from Dependencies as well.

    10 votes
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  11. Validate HTTPS connection in URL Ping test

    I found current URL Ping test doesn't validate the HTTPS connection, e.g. if the SSL certificate's subject doesn't match the domain, the URL ping test will still pass. Sometimes if the SSL certificate expires, I'd like the URL Ping test fails so I can get the notification about it, because the end users will get the error when they access the URL with web browser.

    Please Do consider it.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is planned for single URL tests (not multi-step tests), for early 2020. We are planning to have two modes:
    a. fail test if SSL negotiation fails
    b. fail test if SSL cert is about to expire

    For (b), what config options would be you be interested in? Fail if cert will expire in 7 days, 30 days, 90 days?

    -Morgan

  12. 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

    10 votes
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  13. Allow pinned Analytics Dashboard Charts to click through to event search view.

    One of the great features of Application Insights is the ability to drill down into the data by clicking through the metrics charts to create new filtered search blades.

    Many useful built in portal tiles have been removed recently (e.g. 'Top Crashes' showing Impacted User Count); Analytics allows us to recreate the same view on a dashboard in a more general way but the pinned chart does not have the same "drill down" abilities to the data that the old built in tiles had.

    It would be great if there was an option to allow clicking through the pinned charts…

    10 votes
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  14. Application Insights - User Flows export to PowerBI

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

    9 votes
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  15. Support for on-prem

    It would be great to use Application Insights for on-premises scenarios as well.

    9 votes
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  16. Show traces in End-To-End view

    The End-To-End view currently displays requests, dependencies and exceptions. It would be nice with an option to also display traces in the timeline, instead of having to click the "View all telemetry" button, and viewing them as a long list.

    This will especially improve readability for parallel sub-operations, which is very hard in a long list view, and relatively easy in the fold/unfold view of the timeline.

    As there can sometimes be many traces, it would be nice with an option to select a severity level filter.

    8 votes
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  17. Automatic refresh and configurable refresh interval

    Introduce a dashboard setting to allow configuring a refresh interval, similar to the concept in Kibana, e.g.

    https://s33.postimg.cc/4dy7qrbhb/refresh-interval.png

    At the configured interval, all tiles on a dashboard should refresh their sources and update accordingly

    8 votes
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  18. Application Insights in North Central US

    We have restrictions that all our disaster recovery resources should be created in "North Central US" region. As a result, we are not able to use Application Insights. Are there any plans on having app insights for North Central US region?

    8 votes
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  20. Create REST api for custom tracking i.e. trackEvent, trackView

    Create a REST api which will allow tracking methods to be called via a REST api.

    E.g POST methods for creating custom events https://dev.applicationinsights.io/api/trackevent

    8 votes
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