Reading Your Execution Plans

I’m putting the finishing touches on the all day seminar on execution plans that I’ll be putting on at¬†DevConnections this year. I have tons of examples to show you how to interpret execution plans as part of query performance tuning. We’ll be able to fill our time. However, I’ve got a pretty high degree of […]

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A Full Day of Query Tuning

I’m excited to able to say that I’ve been given the opportunity to put on a full day workshop at SQL Connections on Friday, September 19th, 2014. The title is “Query Performance Tuning in SQL Server 2014”, but I assure you we’re going to cover things that are applicable if you’re still working on SQL […]

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Coming to Your Town

I can’t sing and I can’t play and I left the young generation behind a while ago, but I’m still coming to your town, or maybe one near you. Between August and December I’m hitting a substantial portion of the country, so if you want to have a little fun, discuss SQL Server, network, or […]

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Connections Sessions Evals

I’ve kind of been embarassed to post these despite the fact that I received them a couple of weeks ago. Overall, I’d say they’re very good, and I’m quite proud of them, but one comment still has me upset. Anyway, here we go: DMV’s For Performance Tuning (same session as PASS): 7 responses Q1. Speaker’s […]

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SQL Server Central Track at Connections

This year at SQL Connections, there will be a new track, the SQL Server Central track (scroll down). I’ve been honored to be selected to present two different sessions on that track, MUQt or More Unecessary Query tuning (pronounced MUCK) and Scouting Out Execution Plans. I’m on a list with a bunch of speakers that… […]

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