November PASSMN Meeting

Minneapolis, MN

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Event Details

Meeting Sponsor:  Dell Compellent


Location: 3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600 Edina, MN  55437

Live Meeting: 


  • 4:00-4:10 : Registration / hospitality / networking
  • 4:10-4:15 : From our Sponsor - Overview of Dell Compellent SAN
  • 4:15-5:15 : Introduction to SQL Server Locking and Blocking
  • 5:15-5:30 : Announcements and prize giveaways



Introduction to SQL Server Locking and Blocking

What is locking?  What is blocking?  Why should you care?  You want to update a million rows on production, you need to know what type of locks will happen so you can plan accordingly!

You are tuning a query and the normal duration is 1 second but recently it's been taking over a minute.  Is your process being blocked?

Let's face it blocking is very common and as a good DBA you need to recognize when blocking is an issue and how to deal with it.  This presentation will cover most of the gory details and includes several fun demos.  You will learn how to check and monitor locking and blocking and how to deal with common issues.


Kirby Richteris a local SQL Server Professional with over 15 years’ experience

·        Currently DBA at Dell Compellent

·        Working with SQL Server since version 6.5

·        Development, Database Administration and Business Intelligence experience

·        Amateur Astronomer