Gail Shaw is a database specialist from Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in performance tuning and database optimization.
Gail works for Entelect, a medium-sized custom software development house based in Johannedburg.
Gail is a frequent poster on the SQLServerCentral.com forums and writes for Simple-Talk. She is an MVP for SQL Server and holds the Microsoft Certified Master certification for SQL Server
In this session we'll look at the things you should and shouldn't be doing now, to protect yourself and your data against the risk of corruption and thing you should and shouldn't do should the database ever become corrupt.
In this session we'll look at the common causes of bad execution plans and examine options for resolving the problem, short term and long term.
Indexes are essential to good database performance, but it can be hard to decide what indexes to create. In this session we'll look at guidelines for index creation
Transactions are critical when multiple changes need to be made entirely or not at all, but it’s rare to see transactions used at all in most production code. In this introductory session, we'll look at what transactions are and how they're used