Brad McGehee


Professional Experience


Brad M. McGehee is a MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Currently the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software, Brad is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 10 years’ SQL Server experience. Having founded the popular community site SQL-Server-Performance.Com, where he now acts as the technical editor and forum moderator, Brad specializes in SQL Server Administration, Performance Tuning, and High Availability. He regularly consults with multiple clients, helping them to get the most out of SQL Server.



Community Support


Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, SQL Connections, SQL Server user groups, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 10 years’ cumulative knowledge.


A well-respected and trusted name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 12 technical books and over 100 published articles. His most recent book (as a co-author) is Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration by Wrox Press.



Home Life


When he is not travelling to spread his knowledge on SQL Server, Brad lives in Hawaii, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.


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Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying - 28 Sep 2006

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance: Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431) - 27 Sep 2006

SQL Server Optimizer Hints - 13 Sep 2006

Pro SQL Server 2005 Database Design and Optimization - 01 Aug 2006

Glossary - 19 Jul 2006

Performance Tuning SQL Server Transactional Replication - 12 Jul 2006

Performance Tuning SQL Server Snapshot Replication - 30 Jun 2006

Interview with SQL Server Master Trainer Scott Whigham, Owner of - 23 Jun 2006

Reducing SQL Server Deadlocks - 23 Jun 2006

Pro SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes - 11 May 2006