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SQL Server: Introduction to Query Store

by Erin Stellato

One of the most highly anticipated new features in SQL Server 2016 is Query Store. It's been referred to as the "flight recorder" for SQL Server because it tracks query information, namely query plans and run-time statistics.

What you'll learn

The Query Store feature is a game changer for how SQL Server professionals troubleshoot query performance. This is the first time Microsoft has provided the ability to natively capture baseline data within SQL Server. In this course, SQL Server: Introduction to Query Store, you'll configure Query Store and understand how the settings affect the data stored. First, you'll review the different options for Query Store and will look at examples of what gets collected. Next, you'll dig through the included reports. Finally, you'll see how you can force SQL Server to use a specific plan for a query. By the end of this course, you'll be more confident with Query Store, as it will show you how to enable and configure Query Store.

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About the author

Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and a SQL Server MVP. She has worked as a SQL Server professional since 2003, spending 12 years of her career at two different software companies. Erin discovered a passion for all things data while completing her M.S. in Motor Control at the University of Michigan. As she entered the IT field, she discovered the power of relational databases. During her IT career, Erin has worked closely with customers, users and colleagues to support bus... more

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