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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Thursday, February 24, 2011
SQL Sentry Plan Explorer
It may not be the greatest named application out there but SQL Sentry Plan Explorer is a free, lightweight, standalone tool that improves dealing with SQL Server query plans so much, you’ll wonder why it hasn’t been incorporated into SSMS (and let’s face it, viewing plans in SSMS really sucks!).
There are several ways to open a plan: In SSMS, right-click a graphical plan and select “Show Execution Plan XML”, then copy and paste the plan XML into Plan Explorer. Or, save an execution plan from SSMS to a .sqlplan file, then open the file from Plan Explorer.
Download SQL Sentry Plan Explorer here.
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com