Award Categories
Office Apps & Services
First year awarded:
2019
Number of MVP Awards:
1
Language
English
Certifications
MCT, MCE (2), MCA (6), MCEd

Christopher Hoard

United Kingdom
Head of EDU @ Vuzion Cloud | MCT | MVP | MCE | QTS | MBCS | P-CSM. Speaker. Microsoft 365, Teams and Security advocate

Biography

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Educator (MCEd), former Service Architect and Head of Professional Services with extensive experience in the areas of service delivery and migrations. I have personally managed over 800 Professional Services projects in my career for many organisations including Faberge/Gemfields, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), HEFCE, Mothercare, Southampton and Reading Football Clubs, Soho House, All3Media, Hakkasan, Penhaligons, Lewis PR, Fly Dubai and Lumesse. Some of my career highlights include moving over 100,000 users to Hosted Exchange, Office 365 and Microsoft 365 and from the period of 2012-2017, creating a Professional Service practice from the ground up from £0 to over £500,000 per year. I have worked with Microsoft Corp directly on numerous occasions including the first roll outs of Microsoft 365 Business within the UK (when it was known as the Business Cloud Suite (BCS). I am currently a member of the Microsoft Association of Practicing Architects (MAPA) and the British Computing Society (BCS)

Currently, I am building the education practice for a Tier 2 CSP delivering courses to over 500 Partners across the UK and Ireland, majoring in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams and entry level Azure, as well as conducting seminars, lectures and the occasional consult due to my past roles. In the future I will be branching into the Power Platform. Outside of my role I am very active within the Microsoft Tech Community, speaking at events such as Microsoft Ignite and SharePoint Saturday (SPS). I collaboratively run the European Teams User Group, regularly blog on my site Microsoft365pro.co.uk and with any spare time I get like to spend it with my family.

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