Sep 23 2009

Presentation Resources

Presentation Slide Decks

Performance Tuning Using Execution Plans
Query Performance Tuning in SQL Server


Inside SQL Server Internals – Kalen Delaney, et al
Inside SQL Server T-SQL Querying – Itzik Ben Gan
SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes – Joseph Sack



Presentation Sample Code

Rename these files after download. None of them is a .doc file.
Performance Tuning SQL Server
Performance Tuning with Execution Plans


  • By faihofu, October 28, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    RE: “Identifying and Fixing Performance Problems using Execution Plans” – webinar – EXCELLENT !!!! – thanks for taking the time to cover the topics. !

  • By Scott McLellan, October 29, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Hi thanks again for the webinar yesterday, I’m new to execution plans and found the content very accessible and informative. Will you be posting the webinar recording at some time? Thanks!

  • By scarydba, October 29, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    Thank you. I’m glad it was helpful. I won’t be posting it, but I think PragmaticWorks will. I think this link has it:

  • By Jim Murphy, May 16, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    Grant, thanks for the precon! Well worth the money, extra night and travel. You did an absolutely fantastic job. I am blown away that this was your first pre con and I feel like I could sit there for all three days in your class. Also, I really like your scary presentation style. Tons of energy and you were very much engaged with the audience. For anyone reading who is contemplating your next precon: SIGN UP! You won’t be disappointed.

  • By Grant Fritchey, May 16, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    Thanks Jim. You were a pleasure to have there. Asked great questions at good times.

  • By Mohan Deval, November 9, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Great Grant,
    It was just wonderful getting scared by Scary DBA but now I am blessed by your presentations, blogs, write ups & Twitter acquaintance..
    I will live w/o fear hereafter watching you present.

  • By Grant Fritchey, November 15, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Thanks Mohan! Yeah, I’m not nearly as scary as people say.

  • By Kevin Sexton, December 6, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    Great demo today on execution plans. I was looking for your slide show from today on your website. (?)


  • By calin oprea, January 13, 2015 @ 2:37 am

    All the .doc resources are invalid, at least so it seems.

  • By Grant Fritchey, January 13, 2015 @ 5:57 am

    Note the comment at the top of the file listing. They are not .doc files but .zip files that need to be renamed.

  • By calin, January 13, 2015 @ 6:31 am

    Oops – skipping lines here. Thank you and apologies for this 🙂

  • By Grant Fritchey, January 13, 2015 @ 6:50 am

    Not a problem. It’s a valid question. Sorry that I had to store the stuff that way.

  • By Ameena Lalani, April 26, 2016 @ 4:48 pm

    Hi Grant, I attended Madison WI SQL Saturday this month and attended your session on Query Store in SQL Server VNext. I checked the site, your presentation is not up. Could you please point me from where I can download it? Thanks. It was very informational and I think I can use it at my work.

  • By Grant Fritchey, April 27, 2016 @ 5:50 am

    I have the majority of my slides on slideshare. The deck you’re looking for is here:

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