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  1. 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.

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      21 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re starting the detailed planning for API access to Application Insights data now. Please reply to this UserVoice topic with as many specific scenarios as you can, since this will help guide our design. For example what data visualization tools or platforms do you use or would like to use with Application Insights data, what sort of analysis or solution do you have in mind to build, etc.
      Thank you
      Dale Koetke

    • 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.

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        13 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

      • Application Insights alert rule custom events

        Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

        198 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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

            Please provide SQL monitoring

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

              Please provide NT Service monitoring

              85 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS On Premise- Include Application Insights

                Currently in TFS on premise, there are features for CODE, WORK, BUILD and TEST. One piece that is missing for a truly complete ALM supporting all DEV OPS requirements is MONITOR.

                Including MONITOR for on premise installations is important as intranet applications and other “behind the firewall” apps cannot utilize Application Insights when it is only available through Azure.

                78 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  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

                  61 votes
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                    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Data Binding in Multi Step Availability Tests

                    Multi Step Availability Tests do not currently support data binding to SQL Azure sources like VSO CLT supports. This would be a useful feature to have for scenarios where 2FA or where unique data is required for the webtest scenario. Please consider adding support for this feature for parity between VSO CLT and AI Availability scenarios.

                    59 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.

                      32 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.

                        28 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Send alerts to Slack

                          Allow to receive updates in a Slack channel when an alert is triggered in Application Insights.

                          28 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            26 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Introduce a Golang Application Insights library

                              There are already Application Insights SDKs available for Ruby, ASP.NET, Node.js, PHP, and more. Why not add Go to the mix and bring Application Insights awesome telemetry framework to a growing audience of service developers?

                              26 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  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.

                                21 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.

                                  19 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 →
                                    • Application insights - Daily/Weekly/Monthly digest mail for url availability with configurable charts

                                      Currently the url monitoring reports are shown on dashboard, there is no way we can get the reports/charts as a daily/weekly/monthly digest mail. It would be great if this feature is enabled.

                                      Also, there should be a programmatic way to pull the data from Application Insight to generate our own status mails.

                                      17 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support OWIN middleware in Application Inisghts

                                        As described here

                                        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30485385/how-to-link-exceptions-to-requests-in-application-insights-on-azure

                                        AI does not support the OWIN middle ware stack - WebAPI is recommended to use this stack therefore it is difficult to instrument out of the box.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support environment variable setting for Active configuration profile

                                          To support immutable deployments to different environments, the environment-specific environment switches should be defined within the environment, not the build configuration. This approach aligns with best practices and the future approach of ASP.NET vNext and is suited for swapping deployments between environments. Currently, there is no way to specify different configuration profiles other than at build time.

                                          15 votes
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