About Microsoft365Pro


Chris Hoard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and 2 x Office Apps and Services MVP. With over 12 years of cloud computing experience, he is currently building an education practice for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas are Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 and entry level Azure. In his spare time he is very active in the Microsoft Tech Community, blogging at microsoft365pro.co.uk and since 2019 has spoken at many public events such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, Commsverse, Galactic Summit, Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon and the Modern Workplace Conference Paris. As the co-creator of Teams Nation (previously TeamsFest and the European Teams User Group), he is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS), the Microsoft 365 Partner Council and currently sits on the Microsoft Certifications Advisory Board

Active Certifications (Credly)

AI Fundamentals
Azure Administrator Associate
Azure Data Fundamentals
Azure Fundamentals
Cloud Fundamentals
D365 Fundamentals
Identity & Access Administrator Associate
Information Protection Administrator Associate
M365 Enterprise Administrator Expert
M365 Fundamentals
M365 Messaging Adm. Associate
M365 Modern Desktop Adm. Associate
M365 Security Adm. Associate
M365 Teams Adm. Associate
M365 Teamwork Adm. Associate
MCSA Office 365
MCSE Productivity
Microsoft Certified Educator
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Innovative Educator
Mobility & Device Fundamentals
Power Platform Fundamentals
Security Fundamentals
Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals


Microsoft MCT Regional Lead (2020 – 21)
Microsoft MVP Office Apps and Services (2020 – 21)

User Groups

Teams Nation

Available for: 

  • Speaking at community events or usergroups

Area of Specialism

  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Azure (Entry Level)

Chris is interested in everything across the Microsoft 365 stack including Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, Stream, Yammer, Forms, Flow, Power BI, Azure AD, Microsoft Threat Protection and Intune


Email: chris.hoard@vuzion.cloud