When something goes wrong with an app or device, there’s no source of truth more trusty or versatile than Windows performance counters. Hi, I’m Jeff Woolsey and this is one in a series of videos that shows you what’s new in Windows Admin Center. Windows Admin Center allows you to streamline everyday tasks and connect to Azure for hybrid scenarios. In this video, Cosmos Darwin shows you how to use Windows Admin Center to see a reimagined Performance Monitor tool. Let’s get started. Cosmos: As the administrator of Windows computers and servers, you deserve great tools to understand how apps, devices, and features of the operating system are working. And when something is broken or slow, one of the most trusty, versatile tools that you have are Windows performance counters. Unfortunately, the user interface for looking at performance counters, Performance Monitor or perfmon.exe– well, it used to look like this. And let’s be honest, it still looks like this. Well, today, that’s about to change. Show of hands– who has used Performance Monitor before? Yeah, everybody, alright. Well buckle up because I think you’re going to like this. In Windows Admin Center version 1910, you’ll see a new tool with an old name: Performance Monitor. Let me show you how it works. The first thing you need to do is choose the counter object that you want to monitor. Now, you’ve seen this before. This big long list of counters that you have to scroll through. Except now you don’t have to scroll anymore, because you can just search and it filters and finds the counters that you’re looking for. Yeah. Next, you pick an instance, and you pick the actual counter that you want to see. And just like that in a couple of clicks, you have an interactive graph right here in the browser, streaming the real time data for that performance counter. It has all of the modern affordances you expect. Like you can resize it, the axes adjust. There are tooltips. One of the important scenarios with Performance Monitor is comparing different counters, and I can absolutely do that here. I can add a second graph with a different set of counters. For example, memory counters to compare against performance for processor. Now take a look at what happens here. I’m going to select the Page Faults counter that I’m interested in and notice that Performance Monitor understands which other counters I’m probably going to want based on my selection and it highlights those for me, so that I can easily choose them. I’ll pick a couple more and add them to the graph. Now if we fast forward a second so that we have a full-screen’s worth of data, look at this. I can browse all of the graphs at the same time with this beautiful shared hairline across the graphs. I have effects like I can hover over a legend to see a particular series very clearly. All in this intuitive and visually engaging way. If I want to look for a correlation or inspect a particular point in time I can pause the graph and go in and take a closer look. I can highlight a particular series. I can even expand the graph vertically so that I can get a little more space to see what’s going on here. And I can really perform the kind of analysis that people use performance monitor for. When I’m done, I can resume. Now so far, everything I’ve showed has used the line graph, but we know that there are times when you want to see every counter from every instance all at the same time. And so that trusty report view that we know you love is still there and you have all of the same richness, all the same data that’s been available forever in performance monitor. And once you arrange the view just the way you want it with the graphs and the counters that you care about, you can save your workspace, so that you can easily get back to it later. So say I’ll name this one Cosmos’s Troubleshooting View. And you’ll see on the landing screen of Performance Monitor, you can see now your own saved workspaces down at the bottom, and of course, you can create as many of these views as you need. They’re automatically shared across all the servers that you manage with Windows Admin Center, and you can share them with other people like your colleagues as well. So that is just a quick look at some of what’s in the new Performance Monitor. What do you think of what you’ve seen so far? All right. If you’re as excited about this as we are you can try it today. It’s available right now as part of Windows Admin Center version 1910. It works with Windows Server and Windows 10, the latest version and some older versions. In the cloud and on prem. You deserve great tools, and we want you to have them.