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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Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Database Essentials - 02 Feb 2007

Using Plan Guides in SQL Server 2005 - 02 Feb 2007

Beware: New Query Hints Added to SQL Server 2005 - 30 Jan 2007

New Index Locking Granularity in SQL Server 2005 Gives You More Options - 19 Jan 2007

The Relational Database Dictionary - 18 Jan 2007

Performance Tuning Tips for Creating Visual Basic Applications Using SQL Server - 17 Jan 2007

Performance Tuning SQL Server OLE DB - 17 Jan 2007

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Programming - 17 Jan 2007

SQL Server XML Performance Tips - 17 Jan 2007

Adding Indexes to Persisted Computed Columns in SQL Server 2005 - 10 Jan 2007