We’ve been working hard and are proud to announce Message Analyzer 1.1. The list of new features are summarized below, but it’s impossible to list everything. So stay tuned for more details from the blog as we add more information to help you discover how to most effectively use the new version.
You can find more details about Message Analyzer 1.1 on our page on the download center, or click the links below to download now. Warning: upgrade will overwrite the AppData/local folder and OPN or Config changes will be lost. Please backup your work before upgrading!
I’ve also record a quick 12 minute video to provide an Introduction to Message Analyzer, which should help you get started if you are new, and provide some tips if you are already familiar.
Summary of Features:
- Improved Performance – You should see a significant performance increase. Both in work flow and raw processing. In some cases we still need to build caches for parsing, but after that one time hit, the second time will be faster than ever.
- More Built-in Assets – Included now are new charts, filters, trace scenarios, sequence expressions and more. For instance you’ll find a Top Talkers, TCP Steven’s Chart and an SMB performance summary chart.
- Multiple Remote Capture – Capture from multiple machines on your network at once, and bring all the trace data, including other ETW providers, locally for analysis. Includes support to configure and capture from PowerShell remotely.
- New Session Workflow – We heard the feedback about starting new trace sessions and importing data so we’ve improved that workflow significantly.
- MOF/WPP ETL – We support the parsing of MOF and WPP based ETL files.
- TLS/SSL Decryption – Add your private certs via the option page and decrypt your TLS/SSL data seamlessly. Get feedback, using the new Decryption tool window which tells you which TLS/SSL conversations were decrypted. Select the conversation in the Decryption tool and the related messages are selected in the Analysis grid and other views. Notice in the visual stack tool how HTTP is decrypted above TLS.
- Aliases – No longer memorize arcane IP addresses and instead replace them with friendly names that you can save, share and quickly turn groups of aliases on and off.
- Time Improvement – Display the Time only, and change your relative time zone so you can understand your data from the customer’s perspective.
- Sequence Expression Updates – Now you can also defined formatted output with sequence expressions so each match provides a useful summary for each result. For instance, run the TCP 3-way sequence
- Updated Parsers – Again we have continued to increase the number of prioritized parsers available, not to mention the new Office parsers.
- Updated Call Stack – This updated tool window now has 4 different operation modes including this visual stack.
- ResponseTime – A new property for an operations, which combines requests and responses, and computes the response time, or how long it takes between the last part of the request to the first part of the response. This measures the responsive of the service, compared to the Time Elapsed which includes the delay due to the network.
- Experimental Features – We have some hidden features with partially baked ideas that we love to hear feedback about. Feel free to enable, play and tell us about these new tools we are working on.
We are excited about all the new features and improvements and hope you will be too. And with that, there’s nothing left but to download it now and give it a test drive. And as always, we value your feedback, which by the way, is now possible by clicking the smiley face in the upper right hand corner.