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All About Execution Plans

If you’re attending the PASS Summit this October, I’d like to make a suggestion. The Summit itself is only three days long, Wednesday to Friday. But, if you have to travel any distance to get there, you’re going to miss work on Tuesday as well. Why not take a whole week away and spend Monday with Gail Shaw (blog|twitter) and me?

The reason I ask is because Gail and I are putting together 7 hours of information all about execution plans. We’re going to be presenting this information on Monday at the Summit as a pre-conference seminar. Yes, you’ll have to pay extra to attend this session. But if you register for the Summit now, there’s still a discount, which you can put towards to the seminar. And, seriously now, didn’t you want to learn more about execution plans? This is your chance.

Gail is an acknowledged SQL Server expert who writes and speaks regularly about execution plans and query performance tuning. If you read this blog at all, you might notice the occasional post about execution plans. Plus there’s the book on execution plans and the one on query tuning . Come on! You really do want to attend our session.

Even if you’ve already registered for the PASS Summit, you can still add a pre-conference seminar to your registration. If you don’t like learning about execution plans, there are lots of other good seminars to pick from (I’d recommend considering Rob Farley’s (blog|twitter) session even though he can be slightly backwards when it comes to execution plans [kidding]).

The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).


Posted by Glenn Berry on 5 August 2011

Hey Grant, have you ever thought about uploading a picture or avatar to your SQLServerCentral profile so it shows up with your blog posts? Its just part of the personal branding effort!

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