App Center Analytics & Diagnostics Data Retention

Jihye Eom

Mobile developers use App Center Analytics to gain insights into their applications’ users and their usage and use App Center Diagnostics to monitor their applications’ health and dig into unexpected failures. We are committed to keeping these services healthy and reliable, and as part of that we are making some changes to our data retention policies. 

Today, Analytics and Diagnostics data is retained for 90 days by default, with very few caps on the volume of data generated per application. This has led to unsustainably high data volumes across these two services. Today we are announcing a scaling back of the data retention policy in App Center. Starting June 30, 2022, Analytics and Diagnostics data retention will be limited to 28 days.  

If you need access to more than 28 days of Analytics or Diagnostics data, we recommend setting up continuous export to Application Insights and/or Azure Storage. If having continuous access to 90 days of data is important for your application, make sure to set up continuous export by March 31st for Application Insights or April 30th for Azure Storage.

Find more information on setting up continuous export in our documentation. Feel free to reach out to our support if you have any questions. We would be more than happy to assist you from there.  

App Center Team