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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Performance Tuning Windows 2003 When Running SQL Server - 15 Apr 2004

SQL Server 2000 Clustering Tips - 15 Apr 2004

SQL Server Hardware Performance Checklist - 14 Apr 2004

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Optimization Guide - 14 Apr 2004

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Performance Optimization and Tuning Handbook - 01 Apr 2004

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Performance Tuning Technical Reference - 31 Mar 2004

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Programming By Example - 21 Mar 2004

How to Perform a SQL Server Performance Audit - 10 Mar 2004

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit - 06 Mar 2004

An Exclusive Interview with David Gugick, SQL Server Performance Expert and Software Developer - 29 Feb 2004