About Microsoft365Pro

Chris Hoard is a 2x MCT Regional Lead (MCT RL), 2x Office Apps and Services MVP and Educator (MCEd). With over 13 years of cloud computing experience in Provisioning and Professional Services, he now delivers skilling and enablement experiences to over 500 Microsoft partners for Vuzion (Tier 2 UK CSP). His focus areas include Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Security & Compliance & Power Platform integration. Outside of work, he is very active in the Microsoft Tech Community, blogging at microsoft365pro.co.uk and since 2019 has spoken at many international events including 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

Certifications | Active (Credly)

CertificationAssociated ExamSubject Area
Azure AI FundamentalsAI-900Azure
Azure Administrator AssociateAZ-104Azure
Azure Data FundamentalsDP-900Azure
Azure FundamentalsAZ-900Azure
Dynamics 365 FundamentalsMB-901Business Apps
Identity and Access Administrator AssociateSC-300SCI
Information Protection Administrator AssociateSC-400SCI
Microsoft 365 Enterprise Administrator ExpertMS-100/MS-101Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 FundamentalsMS-900Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator AssociateMS-203Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Modern Desktop Administrator AssociateMD-100/MD-101Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Security Administrator AssociateMS-500Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Teams Administrator AssociateMS-700Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Teams Support Engineer SpecialtyMS-740Microsoft 365
Microsoft 365 Teams Voice Engineer ExpertMS-720Microsoft 365
Microsoft Certified Educator Expert68-193N/A
Microsoft Innovative EducatorN/AN/A
Power Platform FundamentalsPL-900Business Apps
Power Platform Functional Consultant AssociatePL-200Business Apps
Security, Compliance and Identity FundamentalsSC-900SCI

Certifications | Legacy

CertificationAssociated ExamSubject Area
Cloud Fundamentals98-369Office 365
MCSA Office 36570-346/70-347Office 365
MCSE Productivity70-345Office 365
Microsoft 365 Teamwork Administrator AssociateMS-300/MS-301Microsoft 365
Mobility and Device Fundamentals98-368Office 365
Security Fundamentals98-367SCI


Microsoft MCT Regional Lead2020 – 2022 (2 Years)
Microsoft MCT Regional Lead2022 – 2024 (2 Years)
Microsoft MVP Office Apps and Services2020 – 2021 (1 Year)
Microsoft MVP Office Apps and Services2021 – 2022 (1 Year)

User Groups and Conferences

User GroupRoleSince
Teams Nation Community Conference (Previously TeamsFest)Principal2019
Teams Nation Monthly Meetup (Previously European Teams User Group) Principal2019