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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Package SQL Server Databases As If They Were Programs, with SQL Packager - 11 Mar 2005

SQL PASS Community Summit vs. SQL Server Connections Conference - 28 Feb 2005

MyLittleAdmin Web-Based SQL Server Manager Packs a Big Punch - 27 Jan 2005

SQL Server 7.0 Clustering - 12 Jan 2005

SQL Server Transact-SQL Transactions - 10 Jan 2005

Apex SQL Script Makes Scripting SQL Server Data and Objects a Breeze - 07 Jan 2005

How to Attain SQL Server High Availability at Minimal Cost - 22 Dec 2004

Admin 911: SQL Server 2000 - 22 Dec 2004

Beginning SQL Server 2000 for Visual Basic Developers - 17 Nov 2004

Beginning SQL Server 2000 Programming - 20 Oct 2004