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 and Optimizing ASP.NET Applications - 01 Nov 2001

The Practical SQL Handbook - 23 Oct 2001

Real Visual Basic: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Development in the Corporate World - 25 Sep 2001

Practical SQL: The Sequel - 25 Sep 2001

SQL: Access to SQL Server - 05 Sep 2001

SQL Performance Tuning - 22 Aug 2001

Start to Finish Guide to IT Project Management - 01 Aug 2001

Visual Basic Database Programming - 03 Jul 2001

Visual Basic .NET and SQL Server 2000: Building an Effective Data Layer - 20 Jun 2001

Windows Server 2003 Clustering & Load Balancing - 01 Jun 2001