Thanks to all who attended the SSUG meeting in Edinburgh last night. I've included my slides and demo scripts in the attached file (SSUG_190810_ExecutionPlans.zip). I've also included some additional references relating to discussions we had during the course of the evening. If you need any other information, give me a shout.
Creating a Statistics-only "Cloned" Database:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914288http://sqlblog.com/blogs/kalen_delaney/archive/2007/11/21/cloning-in-sql-server-2005.aspx
Database Tuning Advisor (DTA) - Reducing the Production Server Tuning Loadhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190389.aspx
Optimizing tempdb Performancehttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175527.aspx
Improving Performance of Dynamic SQLhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175170(SQL.105).aspxhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/ee236412.aspx
See you all at the next meeting !