Azure Application Insights updated dependency detection for Failure Anomalies

Michael Cottuli

Microsoft has updated Smart Detection – Failure Anomalies in Azure Application Insights so that it monitors outgoing dependencies, AJAX calls, and incoming server requests. The update makes the detection of failure anomalies a bit more reliable, and also makes it so that users won’t be spammed with unnecessary alerts.


The new update to Smart Detection – Failure Anomalies will only alert users if the number of failure anomalies is outside of the normal margin. If the app has a certain amount of traffic and its number of failures sticks to a reliable pattern, users won’t be spammed with an alert every time something goes wrong. This should make for a more productive, quieter work environment.

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