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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SQL Server Application and Transact-SQL Performance Checklist - 02 Oct 2004

Essential SQL Server 2000 - 15 Sep 2004

Resolving SQL Server Hardware Bottlenecks - 10 Sep 2004

Temp Table Performance Tuning Tips - 22 Aug 2004

SQL Server UPDATE STATISTICS - 21 Aug 2004

Hands-On SQL Server 2000 Troubleshooting: Locking and Blocking - 18 Aug 2004

An Interview with the Authors of SQL Performance Tuning - 17 Aug 2004

SQL Server Database Index Performance Checklist - 22 Jul 2004

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 21 Jul 2004

In the Trenches with SQL Server & .NET: Advanced Techniques & Real World Solutions - 01 Jul 2004