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  1. 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.

    16 votes
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  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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    0 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

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

    15 votes
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  5. 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 →
  6. 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.

    15 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    14 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.

  9. Support exception.Data.Add()

    The Exception class allows us to add custom data using exception.Data.Add("label", "value"). It would be useful if this data could show up in Application Insights.

    Using telemetry.TrackException() we can report custom data in a very similar way as a Dictionary<string,string>, so hopefully it wouldn't be much work to support exception.Data.Add().

    The advantage would be that the custom data would be supported for exceptions that are caught and rethrown, as well as those using telemetary.TrackException().

    14 votes
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  10. Ensure live metrics respects the current theme

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

    14 votes
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  11. 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

  12. Add Seconday Axis to Charts in Analytics

    I have 3 output columns TimeStamp(datetime), JobRunDuration (int), RowsProcessed (int)

    When I use “render timechart” AI is showing me the two Int values on same axis.
    It would be great if a secondary axis could be added to charts so that two values could be represented in same chat.

    14 votes
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  13. 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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  14. URL of monitor the availability of website

    When we use monitor the availability of website, insert URL on Azure portal. On the other hand, It seems that the syntax of the URL is not checked.
    For example, even if insert "Space" in FQDN of URL, it can be registered to monitor. It is useful to have a function to check the syntax when registering.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Availability Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback, we will share this feedback to our team and also this 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.

  15. 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

    13 votes
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  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. 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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  18. 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.

    13 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

  19. 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

    13 votes
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  20. Identify and reject duplicate log transmissions

    We experienced occasional duplicate log entries in application insights
    that we were able to trace back to failed transmissions:
    An error occurred while sending the request. | Unable to read data from the transport connection: Connection reset by peer. | Connection reset by peer

    The ServerTelemetryChannel, which we are using, will then store the transmission in the file system and retry after a certain interval. The issue is that the first transmission was also successful and a networking issue happened for some unknown reason afterwards. So the data gets processed twice.

    To prevent this, I would propose the following solution:

    12 votes
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