A major feature, released with little fanfare, was telemetry for Message Analyzer. Key to understanding user behavior and exceptions, this telemetry has provided us with a wealth of data. So we decided to act as fast as possible and release a new version, Message Analyzer 1.3.1, to address some of the most important issues. Most of the update addresses exceptions, while there are a few important changes and even a few new features.
New Features and Updates
- Export Analysis Grid – Previously, the only way to export data as text from the Analysis Grid viewer was to copy and paste the current selection. Now you can export a Selection of messages or All grid messages in the comma- or tab-separated format, based on the displayed columns.
- Button Labels – All the buttons on the global toolbar now have text labels. After talking to some users, it became apparent that text labels are more useful for understanding the functionality of each button. You can change this behavior by right-clicking the toolbar and choosing an alternate view. We also limited the drop downs to expose the most important option and modified some spacing issues.
- Updated NetLogon Parser – The NetLogon parser, which lets you load and troubleshoot user logon issues, has been refactored to load more quickly.
- Telemetry Update – The telemetry data has provided lots of great information, but the most important thing we learned was that we need to gather some more data J.
- SQL Session –The SQL session experience was updated to enable you to import data from SQL tables, as shown below:
- Auto Update – Now you’ll be notified when a Message Analyzer update is available and you can manually Check for Updates as well.
- Various Bug Fixes – for instance, the Start Local Trace button now works better, saving data is faster, asset management is improved, and parsing issues such as ETW parsing of task names, CSV parsing issues, and improved Windows 10 ETW message parsing are all fixed.
As always, please continue to send us feedback good or bad. We’ve been reading all of it and we use your feedback to prioritize our work. Remember, the Start Page has links to the blog as well as the forums for more in depth discussion.