Kurt Survance is a senior consultant and president of SQL Consulting. Microsoft certified since 1993, Kurt served as a subject matter expert (SME) for the preparation of the SQL Server 2008 certification exams.
Using the Deadlock graph event class lets you easily gather information on SQL Server deadlocks that you can display graphically in SQL Server Profiler or SQL Server Management Studio or review in XML for more detailed information.
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While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More