Encourage. Energize. Empower.


There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.  – Kofi Annan


In the above quote, Secretary Annan was referring to women in developing nations.  However, it’s just as apt a description of women in technology. 
Encourage. Energize. Empower.  Those are pretty tall orders. The YOU is implied. How about we imply instead that it’s WE? As working women with a voice,  WE need to support each other. WE need to encourage each other to try harder, to reach farther and to stand taller. WE need to energize each other when we’re tired, when we stumble and when we need to rest. 
Where should you start? How about right here?  Here is a great place to start. 
We’ll do it together.

DBA Fundamentals - Gail Shaw

Tue, Aug 04 2015 11:00 Central Daylight Time

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2045985897824759553

What Execution Plans can tell you about Query Performance

You have badly performing queries. Doesn’t everyone? You’ve done the investigation, you’ve identified a handful of slow queries that need tuning, you’ve got the execution plan and… Now what? In this demo-heavy session, we’ll look at what the execution plan can tell you about your query performance. We’ll look at several common operators in query plans and their properties and what they mean. We’ll point out a number of red-flags that can be found within the execution plan and we’ll show how to use the information from the plan to tune the query. All queries shown in this session will be based on ones seen in real-world production systems in the last few years.


Gail Shaw

Gail Shaw is a Database Specialist focusing on database performance tuning and database recovery, with a particular interest in topics such as indexing strategies, execution plans, and writing T-SQL code that performs well and scales gracefully. Gail holds a Microsoft Certified Master certification for SQL Server 2008 and is a Data Platform MVP. She's a frequent poster on the SQLServerCentral forums, a Pluralsight author, writes articles for both SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk.com, and has spoken at SQLSaturdays, SQL Bits and at the PASS Community Summit. Gail has been responsible for extending the lifespan of many an application, by performance-tuning their databases and providing technical guidance on all things SQL Server related.

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