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(Posting for one of the PMs on the Application Insights team Soubhagya Dash or just “Dash” as we call him in the hallways)
We are excited to announce the new Alerts page user experience! This experience replaces the prior page and has been rebuilt ground up with significant back-end service improvements as well.
Check it out! As always your feedback to help improve Application Insights is greatly appreciated.
Like to know more? Read on….
1. Trend and current assessments at a glance.
2. Select up to 2 weeks date range to get perspective of recent history of all your applications. Widen the history column a bit to get more granularity. Use that view (like we do!) in your live site reviews. Spot an issue that is flip-flopping around the threshold.
3. Quickly find information on the page by using the nifty filter: Enter any substring from the name of the application, performance metric or availability test name and the page will be filtered to matching results as you type.
4· Details Pane: Select any row on the left pane and see its latest evaluations on the right. The top-most alert is auto selected. If there are on-going issues when you get to this page, you have the details of the latest sample readily shown on the page without an additional click! We also have handy links to more details of the availability test or the specific performance metric, so you can get started investigating.
5· If you see that the sensitivity of an alert criterion needs to be adjusted, click the handy “Edit alert rule” link. With the context, and right within this page, you can adjust the alert rule so you get the alerts when truly warranted.
6· Click and drag on the timelines to quickly zoom in/out. Select any sample to get its details. It’s easy, for example, to find the last failure for an alert that has just recovered:
7· And last, but not the least: Deployments and configuration changes show up on the timeline. You can easily see whether a change improved performance or made it worse:
The post is out of date, but the spirit lives on.