I haven’t gotten a ton of comments, but I did get a few (thank you to those have responded!), and I decided to take one of them and create a Trace and create an Extended Events session and see how long it took for each. Jonathan has mentioned before that he can create an XE session as fast as a Trace, and I’ve been thinking that I can as well so I thought I’d test it. It’s a straight-forward Trace versus Extended Events test. Want to see what’s faster? Watch the video here.
I love the “I would pop up the timer on the screen but I don’t know how to do that” bit; very Friday afternoonish.