Gail Shaw is a senior consultant with Xpertease and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specializes in database performance tuning and database recovery, with a particular focus on topics such as indexing strategies, execution plans, and writing T-SQL code that performs well and scales gracefully. Gail is a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 and a SQL Server MVP. She is a frequent poster on the SQL Server Central forum, writes articles for both SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk.com, and blogs on all things relating to database performance on her blog at http://sqlinthewild.co.za. She has spoken at TechEd Africa, the 24 Hours of PASS web event and, on multiple occasions, at the PASS Community summit.