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SizeBench: a new tool for analyzing Windows binary size
SizeBench: a new tool for analyzing Windows binary size
A new tool called SizeBench has been released to the Microsoft Store, which helps with understanding binary size on Windows. This static analysis tool can break down a binary in many ways, and has heuristic analyses to look for likely sources of waste, and this blog post goes on a tour of what the tool can do.
Introducing EcoQoS
Introducing EcoQoS
EcoQoS is a new Quality of Service (QoS) level introduced to Windows that developers can now opt-in to run their work efficiently, leading to better energy efficiency/increased battery life, reduced fan noise and power/thermal throttling.
WPR fails to start, insufficient system resources?
WPR fails to start, insufficient system resources?
From time to time, I get questions about insufficient system resource error (0x800705aa) when starting the trace using WPR. The error can be frustrating, especially when there is enough memory and storage space left on the system. Some people try to solve the issue by increasing the system resources such as killing some apps and services. It ...
Windows Performance Analyzer – Table & Graph Configurations (Part 1)
Windows Performance Analyzer – Table & Graph Configurations (Part 1)
In the previous post, we discussed a brief intro into Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) and its feature set.  WPA can display trace data in a wide array of formats, most of which are pre-configured as presets designed for drilling into specific data points. Here is one for example: WPA's CPU Usage (Sampled) table has a few different ...
Authoring custom profiles – Part 1
Authoring custom profiles – Part 1
This is the first post in a multi-part series about authoring custom profiles for Windows Performance Recorder (WPR.) In a previous post, we have looked at how to start a trace with built-in profiles. The built-in profiles offer wide variety of preset profiles that we can use for different scenarios. There are built-in profiles for CPU ...