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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.

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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.

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

        We are now ready to extend the preview feature. If we couldn’t get you set up for the preview in the prior round, please email us (vsai at microsoft.com) the Subscription IDs that have the AI resources you would like to try this with. Please note that:
        1. This is a preview. The number of queries you can configure at the different frequency intervals (5 mins/30 mins/1hr/24hrs) are limited, and the limits may change going forward.
        2. It is free to try now. When this feature is released (GA), there may be billing impact. You may need to recreate the scheduled queries at that time.
        3. While fully supported, any issues with this feature will be lower priority to any other concurrent issues.

        Thanks,
        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.

        84 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Web tests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          The team has had to shift priorities, and we expect to complete the remaining UI pieces, and finalize the billing model in the April timeframe. Meanwhile, the TrackAvailability SDK is now available in the .NET stable SDK (https://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.ApplicationInsights/).

          Please note that when the feature is released as public preview, we may limit the number of tests, and the rate at which you can report results from custom tests. Also, while this will be free for you to try in public preview, there may be a billing implication for continued usage when this feature is generally available.

          Please note that pending the UI changes, data sent via the TrackAvailability SDK will ONLY be accessible via the following:
          1. In the Metrics Explorer, the 2 Availability metrics – Availability and Test duration, will be aggregates across all your tests, including custom (reported via SDK) and the AI executed…

        • 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

          47 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.

              28 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.

                28 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 21 votes
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                    5 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)?

                    19 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Work Item integration  ·  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.

                      18 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Service monitoring and diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        17 votes
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                          planned  ·  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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                            0 comments  ·  Alerting  ·  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.

                            16 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.

                              14 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  API  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                14 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  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 →
                                  • Support for crash data of mobile apps

                                    It would be nice if Application Insights can collect crash data of mobile apps by using HockeyApp Bridgs App (https://azure.microsoft.com/ja-jp/blog/access-hockeyapp-data-in-ai-with-hockeyapp-bridge-app/) or somehow. It seems to work only with legacy Windows Apps (WPF/WinForms) but not mobile apps.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  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 migration of current apps from US data centers to EU datacenters [Europe]

                                        Adding a tracking item specifically for enabling migration of existing applications to EU datacenters. (Forking from the suggestion to store data in the EU - https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/9508143-store-application-insights-telemetry-data-in-eu).

                                        11 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an alert rule based on dependency failures

                                          When creating alerts from Application Insights, there is a metric dropdown in the "Add an alert rule" window. Of the listed metrics, it is extremely important to be able to fire alerts from dependency failures.

                                          In order to achieve this scenario today, we have to send double the data because AI is already capturing the dependency failure, plus in order to fire our alert we need to capture custom metrics which both work against our quota. On some of our pages there are a high number of dependency calls which we would us to monitor the service.

                                          10 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Alerting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            While the out of the box support for the dependency failure metric is coming soon, we have started a preview feature that could address the need. Please see the update here:
                                            https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/357324-application-insights/suggestions/14428134-add-alerts-based-on-results-of-analytics-queries

                                            We are extending the preview feature. Please email us (vsai at microsoft.com) the subscriptionIDs that have the AI resources you would like to try this feature in.

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