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MessageAnalyzer

  • Microsoft invites you to Shanghai Interop Dev Days 2015!

    by Bailey Chauner Developer Event. Students, professionals, and coders welcome. Two Days. October 20 - 21, 2015 Shanghai Marriott City Center Free. Register Now! Join Us Microsoft Office’s user base is over 1.2 billion strong and...
  • Diagnosing Network Issues with the New Pattern Match Viewer

    Another recent improvement in Message Analyzer 1.3 is the Pattern Match viewer. We’ve updated the user interface (UI), which should enable you to get started with configuring and finding sequential patterns in your data more effectively. This article...
  • Message Analyzer 1.3.1 Update Released

    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 v1.3 vs Network Monitor v3.4

    by Greg Gille Message Analyzer uses some new approaches to capturing and analyzing traffic that includes limiting network noise and exposing at top-level the issues that occur at lower levels. This enables you to immediately see the most important...
  • Relating and Correlating Data Sources

    We often talk about correlation with Message Analyzer. The word relating might be a more simple word to describe the process of taking two different logs or traces and making sense of them together. Let’s discuss how Message Analyzer helps you accomplish...
  • Memory Usage with Message Analyzer

    Trace data can be vast. 4GB ETL files aren’t rare, and network traffic is infinite in variation. Let’s discover some ways to address memory issues when dealing with large traces. Memory Garbage Collection Options Garbage collection is...
  • Looking for Customers to Talk About Diagnosis

    The Microsoft Windows Server Team is looking for customers to talk to about Diagnosis and Problem analysis in general.  We want to have a short 30 minute call to ask some questions. This will be just a couple of our Program Managers and you (not...
  • Finding Useful Things to Filter On

    Most often, the Details and Field Chooser Tool Windows are used to locate fields and values, for example, to expand the Analysis Grid column layout configuration. Although the Field Chooser provides a complete if not an overwhelming list of fields, properties...
  • Process Tracking with Message Analyzer

    Process Tracking is a way of associating trace data with a process. This is a very powerful correlation that helps you to understand and isolate issues. For Network Monitor, we had to cleverly capture this information by polling the system. Moving forward...
  • Message Analyzer 1.3 has Released (Build 7540)

    This release of Message Analyzer 1.3 reveals a new streamlined user experience focusing on simplifying some common tasks. We reviewed all your feedback as well as interviewed users, which has to be a tremendous help. As always, we continue to listen and...
  • Removing the Ribbon for Message Analyzer

    We are currently making a major change in the UI for Message Analyzer, based on your direct feedback and usability studies. The ribbon menu UI, similar to Office, presented new features and commands to users in a visual way and helped make them more discoverable...
  • Protocols Plugfest 2015 in Europe

    Our friends from the Microsoft Interop team have posted an announcement about a Protocols Plugfest from May 12th-14th.  Please read their blog for more information .
  • Message Analyzer Filtering Kung Fu

    Filtering is a key skill in Message Analyzer and the corner stone of removing noise and finding the data you want to work with. In Message Analyzer, you can apply filtering to any view, making it universal. For example, in the table below, you can certainly...
  • Parsing Text Logs with Message Analyzer

    One of Message Analyzer’s strengths is the ability to import multiple traces and text logs at the same time. This enables you to correlate message data by time and other factors, such as process ID or virtually anything you can think of with the...
  • Using Message Analyzer to troubleshoot Azure Storage

    Checkout Perry Skountrianos’s blog about Troubleshooting Microsoft Azure Storage with Message Analyzer .
  • Grouping Viewer – AKA ‘Conversation Tree’ – In Message Analyzer 1.2

    The Network Monitor Conversation Tree serves several different purposes, as follows: It enables you to select any message and find related messages based on the network and transport layer. For example, you can select a random TCP message in a trace...
  • Message Analyzer Glossary

    With the release of Message Analyzer 1.2 , I thought it’s a good time to discuss the vocabulary. I’ve written before about the Anatomy of Message Analyzer Analysis . Its goal was to present how different pieces of the UI fit together. This glossary is...
  • Announcing Message Analyzer 1.2

    Introducing the next version of Message Analyzer which includes highly requested features like “Goto (Ctrl+G)” and “Find Conversation/Follow the Stream” along with the “Conversation Tree” from Network Monitor. Plus there’s a ton of smaller fixes and performance...
  • It’s About Time…the Property

    Little by little we are improving the experience with time and your data. One new small tip is that you can now configure the time column to remove the date which makes it shorter. Just right click the column header and select “Show Time Only”. Afterwards...
  • Message Analyzer TechNet Wiki

    by Greg Gille If you have problems, concerns, questions, or suggestions about the Microsoft Message Analyzer Operating Guide documentation on TechNet, you can now receive direct feedback from Microsoft on your issue. To do so, you can use the Message...
  • Office and SharePoint Plug-fest Video

    Microsoft does a reoccurring plug-fest with our partners and recently I came across this video , which discusses how to setup and use the Office parsers. It also has examples of how to capture and decode the traffic for some simple cases, and I think...
  • Post Decryption of TLS/SSL traffic

    The Network Monitor Decryption expert was a very popular tool, so we decided to integrate it into Message Analyzer. To accompany this blog, I’ve also created this video. Today you can capture the traffic before it is encrypted using the Unencrypted HTTPS...
  • Message Analyzer Performance

    Today I would like to talk about both perceived performance and performance. In v1.1, we focused a lot on performance with Message Analyzer. In my daily use, I have found it to be much faster in the filtering and loading department in most situations...
  • Announcing the Message Analyzer 1.1 Release!

    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...
  • Top Tips and Tricks with Message Analyzer

    I’ve collected a list of simple tips and tricks that I’d like to share with you. They provide simple techniques that you can apply to any problem. Search for Text Filtering is very powerful. In the centralized Filter Library, there are many examples that...