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.
Last night while watching an amazing basketball game between Memphis and Missouri I saw the commercial I have been dreaming about making for a long long time. So here's the deal, I hear all the time how "cool" Apple is, and no one seems to bat an eye at the outlandish cost of Apple hardware. I can't believe people are willing to pay twice as much just to have the Apple logo. So finally someone from the ad agency got the clue to focus on price, and value for money. Even more importantly Microsoft dropped the crazy notion that we should advertise the benefits of Windows without offending the competition (in this case Apple.) The truth in this case is very refreshing. Watch out Penguin lovers! The commercial is great!
P.S. It would have been just one step better to actually see the Apple hardware, and the sales folks all standing behind the counter shaking their heads "no" that they could not sell her an Apple laptop for under $1000 no matter what she was willing to accept. Not cool enough indeed.