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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VLDB Performance Tuning and Optimization - 05 Apr 2006

SQL Server Query Execution Plan Analysis - 04 Apr 2006

Winning T-SQL Games from the Red Gate Software-Sponsored January 2006 Contest - 08 Mar 2006

Power, Productivity, and Performance too — Optimize Your SQL Server with sqlSen - 28 Feb 2006

Using SQL Server Query Analyzer - 23 Feb 2006

Boost Performance and Reduce Code Use With SQL Server Aggregate Functions - 03 Feb 2006

How to Perform a SQL Server Performance Audit - 20 Dec 2005

Using TRY/CATCH to Resolve a Deadlock in SQL Server 2005 - 18 Nov 2005

Performance Tuning SQL Server Merge Replication - 28 Oct 2005

How to Best Implement a SQL Server Performance Audit - 01 Sep 2005