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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Operating System Performance Optimization - 15 Jun 2005

Programming SQL Server 2005 - 14 Jun 2005

Hardware Performance Optimization - 12 Jun 2005

How to Best Implement a SQL Server Performance Audit - 31 May 2005

Double Your SQL Server’s Performance Without Really Trying - 25 May 2005

Identify SQL Server Hardware Bottlenecks - 30 Apr 2005

How to Configure Virtual Server 2005 in Order to Setup a Test SQL Server Cluster - 29 Apr 2005

Using Profiler to Identify Poorly Performing Queries - 27 Apr 2005

Using the SQL Server Profiler - 21 Apr 2005

SQL Server Replication - 21 Apr 2005