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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

    477 votes
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      under review  ·  11 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.

      294 votes
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        under review  ·  8 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.

        87 votes
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          4 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.

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

            Please provide NT Service monitoring

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

              Please provide SQL monitoring

              47 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

                32 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  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…

                  26 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…

                    23 votes
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                      0 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.

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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.

                        17 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.

                          16 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.

                            15 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  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.

                              14 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.

                                13 votes
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                                  0 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.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make it possible to rename or do looup of device names under Usage/Environment/Device

                                        The graph and list of devices when you monitor a Windows Phone application is displayed as "cryptic" RM-821_eu_euro1_247 and/or RM-1045_1006. This does not tell you anything meaningful. Please add feature where you lookup these numbers to actual devices (Ie Nokia Lumia 930 etc) or make it possible to rename the devices

                                        11 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.

                                          9 votes
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