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Archives: November 2009

TechNet WebCast: SQL Server Locking & Blocking


Next Monday, I’m presenting a TechNet WebCast for Microsoft Thrive Live! The subject: SQL Server Locking & Blocking Made Simple. Here are the details:

Event Overview

A good working knowledge of how Microsoft SQL Server makes use of locking and transaction isolation levels can help you greatly improve an application’s…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 30 November 2009

Indentifying Performance Bottlenecks presentation


Thanks to everyone who attended the State of Tennessee’s .NET User Group meeting yesterday. I really enjoyed spending time with you and learning about how you use SQL Server and some of the challenges you face.

As promised, here is a copy of the presentation materials that I used during…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 13 November 2009

Speaking at the .NET User Group meeting


When a SQL Server application is under performing, how can you isolate where the actual problem is? Would more memory help? What about adding additional processors? Or maybe some indexes are missing?

At the Tennessee State Employee’s .NET User Group meeting this Thursday (November 12th, 2009), I will demonstrate how…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 11 November 2009

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Book Signing at PASS


The PASS Community Summit is one of the highlights of my professional year. It’s a time when members of the SQL Community from around the globe can gather together at one place for learning, sharing, and networking. As I’ve often said, the best part about the PASS Community Summit is…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 10 November 2009

Day 1 of PASS


Day 1 of the PASS Community Summit 2009 was a great day; lots of fun and good information.

Thanks for everyone who attended my Birds-of-a-Feather table during lunch. Feel free to shoot me an email to stay in touch.

And a big thanks to everyone who came to my “Enhance…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 4 November 2009

Day Zero of PASS (Pre-conference seminar with Kim Tripp)


This week, I’m blogging and tweeting from the PASS Community Summit in Seattle, Washington. The week of the Summit is always a great, exciting, and busy time for me. I absolutely love the technical eduction and networking opportunities afforded to the attendees.

This year, I’ve decided to tweet regularly throughout…

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Posted in Joe Webb on 3 November 2009