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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SQL Server 2005 Server Configuration Performance Audit Checklist : Part 1 - 13 Sep 2007

SQL Server 2005 Performance Audit : Operating System Configuration Performance Checklist - 12 Sep 2007

SQL Server 2005 Performance Audit : SQL Server Hardware Configuration Checklist - 11 Sep 2007

SQL Server 2005 Performance Audit : Introduction - 10 Sep 2007

Cannot update a timestamp column - 26 Jul 2007

The query uses non-ANSI outer join operators. - 26 Jul 2007

The column “%.*ls” cannot be modified because it is either a computed column or is the result of a UNION operator - 26 Jul 2007

Insert Error: Column name or number of supplied values does not match table definition - 26 Jul 2007

Conversion failed when converting datetime from binary/varbinary string - 26 Jul 2007

The scale must be less than or equal to the precision - 26 Jul 2007