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 Federated Database Performance Tuning Tips - 06 Mar 2007

Preparing the SQL Server 2005 Clustering Infrastructure - 05 Mar 2007

Tips for Rebuilding Indexes - 21 Feb 2007

Should You Upgrade Your Current SQL Server Cluster to a SQL Server 2005 Cluster? - 21 Feb 2007

Performance Tuning for Views - 15 Feb 2007

Total Clarity: Analyzing and Documenting SQL Server - 14 Feb 2007

Database Settings - 14 Feb 2007

How to Performance Tune Microsoft SQL Server During Setup - 13 Feb 2007

An Introduction to Dynamic Management Views and Functions in SQL Server 2005 - 08 Feb 2007

SQL Server Notification Services Performance Tuning - 07 Feb 2007