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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System databases master, model, msdb, and tempdb cannot be detached. - 02 Jul 2007

Error: SQL Server has encountered xxxx occurrence(s) of IO requests taking longer than 15 seconds to complete on file - 01 Jul 2007

General SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips - 11 May 2007

Making the Most Out of the SQL Server 2005 Performance Dashboard - 24 Apr 2007

General Tips on Optimizing SQL Server Indexes - 22 Apr 2007

Tips on Optimizing SQL Server Clustered Indexes - 20 Apr 2007

Hints with Indexed Views - 11 Apr 2007

SQL Server 2005 Clustering Best Practices - 04 Apr 2007

SQL Server Triggers - 04 Apr 2007

User-Defined Functions - 04 Apr 2007