Read Committed is Bonkers - Webcast Recording (46 minutes)

If you haven’t thought much about isolation levels in SQL Server, chances are your application can easily return incorrect data to your users.

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In this introductory session, you will learn:

  • What isolation levels are
  • What the read committed isolation level is, and why it’s still SQL Server’s default isolation level for on-premesis and PAAS installations of SQL Server
  • How easy it is to demonstrate incorrect results when using the read committed isolation level, and why it happens
  • Steps to take to begin analyzing isolation levels in your environment

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Why isolation levels matter-- and what read committed means (9 minutes)

Demo: Read Committed returning incorrect data (20 minutes)

Why read committed is the default isolation level, and what to do next (16 minutes)

Quiz: Read Committed