About Microsoft365Pro


Chris Hoard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and 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, Commsverse, Galactic Summit and the Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon. As the co-creator of Teams Nation (previously TeamsFest and the European Teams User Group), he is also a member of the Microsoft Association of Practicing Architects (MAPA), the British Computer Society (BCS), the Microsoft 365 Partner Council. He currently sits on the Microsoft Certifications Advisory Board

Active Certifications (Acclaim)

AI Fundamentals (MCF)
Azure Administrator Associate (MCA)
Azure Data Fundamentals (MCF)
Azure Fundamentals (MCF)
Cloud Fundamentals (MTA)
D365 Fundamentals (MCF)
M365 Enterprise Administrator Expert (MCE)
M365 Fundamentals (MCF)
M365 Messaging Adm. Associate (MCA)
M365 Modern Desktop Adm. Associate (MCA)
M365 Security Adm. Associate (MCA)
M365 Teams Adm. Associate (MCA)
M365 Teamwork Adm. Associate (MCA)
Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE)
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Mobility & Device Fundamentals (MTA)
Office 365 (MCSA)
Power Platform Fundamentals (MCF)
Productivity (MCSE)
Security Fundamentals (MTA)


Microsoft MCT Regional Lead (2020 – 2021)
Microsoft MVP Office Apps and Services (2020 – 2021)

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