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September TorPASS Meeting

September meeting of the Toronto SQL Server User Group. Speakers include Michael Swart and Karen Lopez.

Featured Presentation:

SQL Server 2012 - What's New

Karen Lopez, Sr. Project Manager & Architect InfoAdvisors

An overview of new features in SQL Server 2012 with a discussion of what topics we'd like to have more in-depth presentations on.

About Karen:
Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect for InfoAdvisors. A frequent speaker at conferences and local user groups, she has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a chronic volunteer, a Data Platform MVP, and an active advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and data quality. Karen’s presentations are known for their lively and interactive approach to learning. Her motto: “Love Your Data!”

Troubleshooting Concurrency Problems

Michael Swart

Your databases are getting bigger and busier and you need to make the most out of the hardware you have. On your servers, excessive locking can often cause timeouts and database traffic jams! In this session I explore steps you can take to address unexpected locking issues. I also introduce some new techniques available in SQL 2012. Lots of examples taken from experience. Michael J. Swart is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server. A Database Developer working in Kitchener, he enjoys blogging at and drawing pictures.

About Michael :

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