Performance and Diagnostics

Platform Health & Diagnostics Tools

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

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 ...

Windows Performance Analyzer “WPA” Intro

If you do a search online for WPA, you might find information for protecting your Wi-Fi, but that is a different type of WPA. In the performance & diagnostics space WPA stands for Windows Performance Analyzer, a friendly but intricate UI that allows for developers and analyst to deep dive into performance traces captured on Windows (and...

WPR Intro

This is the first blog post about WPR. WPR is an acronym for Windows Performance Recorder. This post introduces list of acronyms that are used commonly performance tools, installation steps, the difference between WPR and WPRUI, and finally about the instance name and the error.