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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Sample SQL Server Disaster Recover Plans - 18 Oct 2003

SQL Server Security Distilled - 14 Oct 2003

SQL Server Query Performance Tuning Distilled (Second Edition) - 01 Oct 2003

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DBA Survival Guide: Second Edition - 17 Sep 2003

SQL Server 2000 for Experienced DBAs - 11 Aug 2003

Best SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips - 31 Jul 2003

SQL Server 2000 for the Oracle DBA - 15 Jul 2003

Interview with Robin Dewson, Author of Beginning SQL Server 2000 Programming - 30 Jun 2003

SQL Server 2000 Stored Procedure Programming - 18 Jun 2003

Using AWE Memory in SQL Server 2000 - 31 May 2003