Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans

Do you know SQL Server Execution Plans? Yes! - and can you read/analyze them? No... For the beginner it is not very easy to understand and explain execution plans generated by SQL Server for your queries. Therefore this session gives you a good overview and understanding about SQL Server execution plans and how you can read them without reading through complete books. In this session you will see the basic constructs of an execution plan, and how SQL Server uses them to translate your SQL based query to an internal format which is executed by the execution engine of SQL Server. After attending this session you are able to understand and analyze execution plans generated by your queries, and how you can tune them with the adoption of additional indices. Finally you will also see which additional information about your queries an execution plan will expose to you.
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    Klaus Aschenbrenner provides SQL Server Consulting services across Europe and the US. He helps people around the world to understand, use, and run SQL Server installations in their environments. In the years 2004 - 2005 Klaus was honored with MVP awards from Microsoft for his tremendous support of the .NET Community. Klaus is also the author of the book Pro SQL Server 2008 Service Broker (ISBN 1590599993) published by Apress in August 2008.
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