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Archives: February 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #051: Bets and Results

The line for this months TSQL Tuesday required wagers be made concerning the risks and bets that have either been made or not made.

At close, we saw 17 people step up and place remarkable markers.  Today, we will recap the game and let you know who the overall winner… Read more

2 comments, 1,712 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 19 February 2014

Locks, Blocks, and Deadlocks Oh My!


Managing concurrency is one of the most challenging aspects of working with any enterprise DBMS. There is much confusion out there about locking, blocking, and deadlocks. In this demo heavy session we will clear up the confusion.


Randy Knight, MCM, is an IT professional who has worked with… Read more

0 comments, 812 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 February 2014

Risking Health, Life and Family

Since announcing the topic last week for T-SQL Tuesday, I have thought about many different possibilities for my post.  All of them would have been really good examples.  The problem has not been the quality but in the end just settling on my wager for this hand.

You see, this… Read more

2 comments, 809 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 February 2014

Murder in Richmond

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

3 comments, 813 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 6 February 2014

T-SQL Tuesday #051: Place Your Bets

Place Your Bets

All bets on the table please.  This is the last call for bets, no new bets will be allowed.

This marks the 51st invitation for TSQL Tuesday.  This also marks what should have been the month of the first SQL Saturday event in Las Vegas.  But the… Read more

10 comments, 2,231 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 February 2014