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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Designing Relational Database Systems - 04 Apr 2002

An Introduction to SQL Server Clustering - 03 Apr 2002

Not All SQL Server Indexes Are Created Equal - 03 Apr 2002

How to Perform SQL Server Log Shipping - 02 Apr 2002

Effective Visual Basic: How to Improve Your VB/COM+ Applications - 27 Mar 2002

Impossible Data Warehouse Situations - 07 Mar 2002

Mastering Data Modeling: A User-Driven Approach - 20 Feb 2002

Maximizing .NET Performance - 01 Feb 2002

MCSE Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server Clustering Services Training Kit - 23 Jan 2002

.NET Enterprise Design with Visual Basic and SQL Server 2000 - 21 Nov 2001