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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The Art of SQL - 18 Jun 2002

Beginning Visual Basic .NET Databases - 01 Jun 2002

Interview with Tim Hayes, dbPAL Developer and CEO of IT-Map - 30 May 2002

Cryptography in the Database - 29 May 2002

How 11GB of SQL Server Data Mysteriously Disappeared, and How I Ended Up Better Off than Before - 26 May 2002

Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures - 15 May 2002

The Self-Taught DBA - 06 May 2002

Database Design for Mere Mortals, Second Edition - 01 May 2002

Database in Depth: Relational Theory for Practitioners - 01 May 2002

Database Performance Tuning Handbook - 24 Apr 2002