This rather short chapter provides a set of generic guidelines for how you can design transaction strategies and improve concurrency in the systems.
Considerations and Code Patterns
Blocking occurs when multiple sessions compete for the same set of resources. Sessions are trying to acquire incompatible locks on them, which leads to lock collision and blocking.
As you already know, SQL Server acquires the locks when it processes data. It does not matter how many rows need to be modified or returned to the client. What matters is how many rows SQL Server accesses during ...