I held a TechTalk on optimizing SQL Server 2005 on the 21st of January. I think it went well so I’m looking forward to the evaluations - please fill them out :)
I have put up the slides, code and test database backup for you to download.
Note that the slides are in Danish - sorry non-danes.
As I mentioned at the end of the TechTalk, I barely made it through all of my slides, and that’s even after I sacrificed a lot of the topics & depth I wanted to talk about. Depending on the evaluations I get back, I’ll probably be announcing a part 2 on this topic later on.
The tool I used to generate test data was Red Gate’s SQL Data Generator. It’s a great tool for quickly making a large set of test data so you can analyze the actual benefits of a properly indexed table.