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What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) visualizes traces from Windows Performance Recorder and Windows Assessment Console as graphs and tables to allow you to analyze system and application performance. WPA offers the following new features:

  • Support for multiple traces in a single session

  • Comparative Analysis Views

  • Regions of interest that allow you to highlight important time ranges in a trace

  • A new command line-based exporting tool

  • Support for Windows Store app analysis

  • Instrumentation support for events that are fired through the System.Diagnostics.Tracing.EventSource class in .NET 4.5

Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) is a performance tool that you can use to record system events that you can then analyze by using WPA. WPR offers the following new feature:

  • After recording a trace, you can now immediately open it in WPA by choosing the Open in WPA button.

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