Chris Henley is a fun and energetic representative of Microsoft. He works on the Developer Platform Evangelist team at Microsoft as an IT Professional Evangelist in the western region and is the co-author of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference from Sybex press. Chris is a regular speaker and presenter at user groups, Technet events, and major conferences around the US.
He has extensive experience in the world of computer networks. He is passionate about the way that technology helps people. He has an entertaining and insightful style of communicating technical information and of making difficult concepts easy to understand. He is an expert in server architecture and network design. He loves to push the envelope of what we think about computers, and what software can do. Chris spends his spare time playing XBOX360 with his wife and kids, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and searching for the best chocolate cake on planet earth.
Windows 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003 R2 is available for download as a 180 day trial. The Update to Windows Server 2003 SP1 offers increased capabilities in branch office deployments, Identity and Access Management, a new and improved Distributed File System, and the anxiously awaited Active Directory Federation Services. I would recommend Using the associated reviewers guide to enhance the trial experience and to help identify the functions of the new features.
I love this product. My personal favorite features include the Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) which allow for extranet access without the associated problems inherent in building a forest to forest trust relationship. There are so many great uses for this service. I also loved the synchronization updates to DFS. Take a few minutes to download and start working with Windows Server 2003 R2.