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  1. Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

    Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

    574 votes
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      under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

      Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

      339 votes
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        under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Application Insights - Implement SDK as Portable Class Libs - Support Xamarin IOS / Android / WinPhone Silverlight / WinRT / WPF

        It would seem that AppInsights client side SDK should be a PCL. This would greatly extend the reach.
        Basically, in this day and age, any app developer must write for all mobile platforms - WinPhone, IOS, Android, WinRT. Xamarin has proven the viability of PCL, and with great frameworks like MVVMCross (also a PCL) . Why MS is still building frameworks like AI that are not implemented as PCL is beyond me.

        188 votes
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          5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We are very interested in extending Application Insights to as many platforms as possible. Xamarin support is for sure on our backlog. We are currently prioritizing and scheduling future improvements. As of today, we don’t have any ability to comment on when this support may arrive.

          Joshua Weber – AppInsights PM

        • Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

          App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

          100 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please provide NT Service monitoring

            Please provide NT Service monitoring

            78 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please provide SQL monitoring

              Please provide SQL monitoring

              74 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

                We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

                The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

                42 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please add ways to trouble shoot the Application Insights Issue: "I don't see my data"

                  There are several scenarios that make it difficult to trouble shoot data not appearing in Application Insights...please add diagnostics/UI to help in these situations

                  42 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

                    As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

                    .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

                    36 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TypeScript support for Application Insights

                      Please release some (maybe the one that your developers are already using ;)) official TypeScript Definition files to enable type script developers to use the JavaScript API of Application Insights.

                      36 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support multiple IIS web apps/pools pointing to the same file directory

                        Currently, Application Insights only supports one IIS web app or pool pointing to one physical file directory, otherwise it breaks the monitoring.

                        Please support multiple web apps or pools pointing to the same directory.

                        Issuing a Get-WebApplicationMonitoringStatus command in the powershell displays the issue. If you have mutiple IIS apps pointing to the same directory, you will see the DisplayName repeated. Since each app needs its own ConfigurationName property, this breaks monitoring.

                        We have multiple IIS web apps pointing to the same directory for several reasons, one being that we can keep the asp.net temporary files spaces separate (by keeping…

                        33 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Time statistics from timedEvent does not appear on Application Insights dashboard

                          We use the Application Insight SDK to take some metrics from our code.
                          So we have the abbility to use Timed Events to get some metrics on our code. When we look the statistics on the dashboard we dont see the statistics about the time metric.

                          For example when we write a code like this

                          public IEnumerable<CSMenu> GetSiteMenus() {
                          var timedEvent = ServerAnalytics.CurrentRequest
                          .StartTimedEvent("WebApi/GetSiteMenus");

                          IEnumerable<CSMenu> menu = CSMenu.Simplify(db.MultiLingual.OfType<Menu>().Where(m => m.ParentId == null && m.Active).OrderBy(m => m.Ordinal));

                          timedEvent.End();

                          return menu;
                          }

                          We are expecting to see in detail information about the time that this method spend to return data.

                          This information…

                          29 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Filter out IP address range in Application Insights

                            Add the ability to exclude an IP range for request origins in Application Insights. We would like to exclude traffic coming from within our company and collect stats only from our customers.

                            24 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Semantic Logging Application Block logs to App Insights

                              Add support for pushing SLAB logs to App Insights.

                              21 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enabling monitoring of WCF Services at Contract level by Adding just attributes.

                                Our business is mainly on customer facing services (WCF REST APIs)
                                It will be nice to enable the usage monitoring at service contract level by simply adding an Attribute to Operation Contracts.

                                20 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • application insights per team project

                                  Would be great to see application insight associated to the project and get the identities there, so team members get scoped access and content.

                                  20 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow applications to be renamed by no longer tieing the monitoring configuration to the application name

                                    As an Application Insights user I want to be able to rename my applications in Application Insights without having to reconfigure my monitoring.

                                    When using the Microsoft Monitoring Agent, the application name is either the Virtual Site/Virtual Application, or an override specified when configuring the MMA. If I want to rename my application, I would have to reconfigure MMA, and I would loose all existing telemetry.

                                    18 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for calculated metrics to App Insights

                                      I would like the ability to combine two metrics in a third, calculated metric. For example, I might want to create a "Custom Error Percentage" metric that divides custom errors per second by requests per second. I could then alert off an error metric that has been normalized for scale instead of one that's specifically tied to RPS.

                                      13 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow users to send suggestions/feedback via Application Insights

                                        One source of application telemetry not captured by Application Insights is direct feedback from users. While one can observe usage and performance with the service, if users are directly saying "this sucked" or "please add this capability" then no inferences are required.

                                        Since Application Insights is already a service in the cloud, and since telemetry is already being delivered to that service why not provide the ability to ship "comments/suggestions/feedback" too, and have a place for that in the AI service.

                                        Would sure beat having developers trying to build their own feedback/send a smile kind of capabilities from scratch.

                                        13 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add another abstraction level beneath an application

                                          As a DevOp I not only want to see the applications overall indicators, but I also want to see it on a machine level. So if I see in the application that some of the requests are failing (e.g throwing an exception), I can go one level deeper and would see that it is one certain server that produces these errors.

                                          12 votes
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