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  1. 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.

    175 votes
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      24 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add alerts based on results of Analytics Queries

      It would be great be able to create an alert based on a scheduled query (p.e. when a specific dependency appears x times in a lapse of time).
      Or maybe link an Analytics query to the web-tests in Application Insights.

      96 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We have started a private preview and have a few slots available at this time. Among other things, this private preview will help us determine the right controls with which we can safely offer periodical evaluation of custom queries which could otherwise cause stability issues (with overly complex/expensive queries).

        If you are interested to participate, please drop me an email: vsai at microsoft.com., and I will be able to share specifics of the terms in the private preview in response.

        Thanks,
        Soubhagya Dash

      • 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.

        82 votes
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          13 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support alerting on a segmented/filtered metric

          Please support alerting on a segmented/filtered metric, for instance:
          * When requests of a specific type (identified by operationName) have a spike in response time or failure rates
          * When exceptions of a specific type happen
          * Dependency failures from a specific dependency type or name
          * Requests fail with a specific response code
          * Any CPU spikes over a threshold

          46 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  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.

            31 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Metrics & charting  ·  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.

              27 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                @Paul Lemke & Quincy Mitchell: Thanks for your feedback on the digest email. Paul, some of the KPI you list are already on the email (average page view latency, number of page views etc).
                We are looking to incrementally improve the following (in rough priority sequence):
                1. Add additional KPI, and information like proactive detection generated events
                2. Add billing/telemetry volume related information
                3. Ability to customize groups of AI resources to include in 1 email (as opposed to by Subscription), and the recipients of the email.

                Your thoughts/feedback on the prioritization above will help us. I do not have an ETA for these at this time, rough estimate would be around January 2017.

                Thanks,
                Soubhagya Dash

              • 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.

                26 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to disable weekly digest

                  Please let me disable the Weekly Digest. My subscription has many many people on it, and they have complained about getting emails about services that they don't care about.

                  23 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    @scullino: I was not able to repro the issue you report. Could you please retry?

                    We are looking to add configuration support at 2 levels:
                    1. What AI resources are grouped together in a single email
                    2. Recipients of the digest email for that group of AI resources.

                    I do not have an ETA at this time, the roughly expect this to land in the January 2017 timeframe. Any feedback on the above is welcome.

                    Thanks,
                    Soubhagya Dash

                  • 19 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Continuous Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can AI support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments?

                      The existing work item creation integration flow targets hosted vsts accounts. Can AI also support work item creation for on-premises TFS deployments (as opposed to VSTS which is available now)?

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for pushing ETW traces

                        Ability to publish a profile that would push select ETW tracing events to ApplicationInsights. Semantic Logging Application Block does this well.

                        Ideally this would work both in-process and out-of-process.

                        Also this should show up in the diagnostic log search. Critical/Errors should be exceptions, other events as Trace.

                        18 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for mapping minified Javascript to source

                          Currently Application Insights does not resolve minified Javascript to it's matching original source. This makes solving production issues impossible - and who doesn't minify? Please add support for map files (or some other method) for making this possible.

                          17 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Alerting on dependency monitoring

                            Looking for is the ability to create alerts for off-box dependencies. For each explicate dependency (Web Service, SQL Database, Azure Storage, etc.):
                            - Alert on % of requests failed (flexible on window). Success based on:
                            - HTTP response (for web services)
                            - Connection Established/Failed
                            - Alert on average transaction time exceeding a threshold
                            - Alert on requests/sec exceeding a threshold

                            17 votes
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                            • Add support for Redis (via StackExchange.Redis) for dependency monitoring.

                              We already have great support for SQL and HTTP dependency monitoring and I think adding Redis would be a great addition. A good start would be monitoring through the StackExchange.Redis library.

                              15 votes
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                                planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove the limit of only 10 Web Tests per resource

                                I need to monitor about 20 related web apps. They are all targeting the same Application Insights resource, and but I can only test 10 of them for availability with Web Tests. This would be a great window into platform availability from a single spot, if I could test them all. Please remove this artificial limitation.

                                13 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Are you looking to have 20+ ping tests, or multi-step web tests? Also, how many locations you may want to test these from? I dont have an ETA on this – rough estimate is the December timeframe. Thanks for your patience and feedback.

                                  Soubhagya Dash
                                  10/26/2016

                                • Provide a mobile app for Application Insights

                                  In order to be able to monitor key metrics on-the-go, please provide an app for mobile devices. Accessing the Azure Portal and especially the Application Insights Dashboard with iPhone is really a pain. Or provide an API, so we could build highly customized monitoring apps by ourselves.

                                  13 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for viewing raw body requests

                                    It would be great to see raw body request on analytics. Good for monitoring restful api calls (for example json payloads)

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable higher rate limits for the data access REST API

                                      The current rate limits per API key (1500 per day) make it difficult to build many solutions such as 24x7 dashboards. Please find a way to offer higher limits.

                                      10 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for cross ikey (cross application) queries

                                        Today it is not possible to do cross correlation scenarios between ikeys (across different Application Insights resources). It is important to support this feature in order to build complete business process monitoring and alerting. Without this feature just monitoring a component will not help in enterprise scenarios.

                                        10 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support source maps in JavaScript exceptions

                                          Consider a large modern javascript application. Without seeing actual stack traces, diagnosing problems is really hard.

                                          We currently have the following setup:
                                          - Source maps are generated during build time and stored in private BLOB containers. We don't want to share sourcemaps for private projects with the world.
                                          - When JavaScript exception occurs, we gather the stack traces (using other js libraries such as stacktrace.js) and send a message to our backend service. This backend service finds appropriate source maps (it depends on client app version), prepares the de-obfuscated stack trace and logs a monitoring event.

                                          It would be nice…

                                          10 votes
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