Chris Hoard

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft MVP Microsoft MCT Microsoft Teams Microsoft 365 Microsoft Stream Microsoft Forms SharePoint Online OneDrive For Business Yammer Exchange Online Microsoft 365 Security Microsoft 365 Compliance Microsoft Viva Azure AD Microsoft Intune Office 365

Havant, England, United Kingdom

Chris Hoard

Vuzion, Partner Education Lead

Microsoft Certified Trainer Regional Lead (MCT RL), Educator (MCEd) and Office Apps and Services MVP. With over 10 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 has spoken at several events such as Microsoft Ignite 2019 and SharePoint Saturday 2019. As the co-creator of the European Teams User Group and TeamsFest, he is also a member of the Microsoft Association of Practicing Architects (MAPA), the British Computer Society (BCS), the Microsoft 365 Partner Council

Past and future events

European Collaboration Summit 2021

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Loves Microsoft Lists
29 Nov - 1 Dec 2021
Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Commsverse 2021

Session 1: MS-740: Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams Exam Prep
15 Sep 2021
Weybridge, England, United Kingdom

Teams Nation Monthly Meetup

Session 1: Let's Deploy Profile+
27 Jul 2021
Turku, Southwest Finland, Finland

Cambridge Power Platform User Group

Session 1: Let's Deploy Profile+
1 Jul 2021
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

aMS Aix-Marseille 2021

23 Jun 2021
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

A Taste of M365 Chicago!

4 Jun 2021

SharePoint Saturday Cologne 2021

28 May 2021

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams App Management Fundamentals
25 May 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Microsoft Build 2021

Session 1: CON034 | Unleash the power of Dataverse with Microsoft Teams (Speaker)
Session 2: BRK242-R1: Learn how to build exciting apps across meetings, chats, and channels within Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 3: ATEBRK242-R1: Building apps across meetings, chats, and channels within or outside Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 4: ATEBRK240-R1: Deliver value with apps that plug into the Microsoft Teams platform (Moderator)
25 May - 27 May 2021
Redmond, Washington, United States

Teams Nation 2021

11 May 2021

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

26 Apr - 28 Apr 2021

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: The Art of Approvals: Learning from Use Cases in Microsoft Teams
20 Apr 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Microsoft MCT Connect Conference 2021

Session 1: What's up and what's new with MCT Central?
13 Apr 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States

Teams Day Online 3

7 Apr - 8 Apr 2021

Northern Virginia (NOVA) 365 and Azure User Group

Session 1: Policy Management in Microsoft Teams
25 Mar 2021
Reston, Virginia, United States

Microsoft 365 Virtual Cafe

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Ignite News
17 Mar 2021
Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Microsoft Ignite 2021

Session 1: ATE138-R1 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Certifications (Speaker)
Session 2: ATE-FS189 Ask the Experts: Easy, intuitive webinars with Microsoft Teams: Virtual engagement in the age of remote work (Moderator)
Session 3: ATE-FS191 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Teams Manageability (Moderator)
Session 4: ATE-FS191-R1 Ask the Experts: Microsoft Teams Security and Compliance (Speaker)
Session 5: ATE-FS192-R1 Ask the Experts: The latest innovations with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 6: FS191 Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 7: FS191-R1 Secure and compliant collaboration with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 8: FS192 The latest innovations with Microsoft Teams (Moderator)
Session 9: LRN250 Defend against threats in Teams (Moderator)
2 Mar - 4 Mar 2021
Seattle, Washington, United States

Teams Nation Bangladesh

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Loves Microsoft Lists
24 Feb 2021
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lagos State University TechX

Session 1: The Most Productive Teams are Empowered
19 Feb 2021
Lagos, Nigeria

Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2021 - Italy

18 Feb 2021

Global Power Platform Bootcamp Paris

18 Feb - 19 Feb 2021

Commsverse: Collaborating in a Universal Workplace

Session 1: Making Virtual Meetings More Engaging & Inclusive
10 Feb 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Global Security and Compliance Community Conference

7 Feb 2021

CollabDays Birmingham Virtual 2021

28 Jan 2021

TeamscommunityDay 2021

27 Jan 2021

Microsoft 365 Friday California 2021

22 Jan 2021

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams Loves Microsoft Lists
21 Jan 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Modern Workplace Conference Paris 2021

17 Jan - 19 Jan 2021
Paris, Île-de-France, France

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Lists Fundamentals
8 Dec 2020
London, England, United Kingdom

Collabdays Munich & Vienna - Winter across the Alps

3 Dec 2020

aMS Germany - 1/12/2020

30 Nov 2020
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

M365 Chicago - Virtual Event

13 Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tri State Office 365 User Group

Session 1: Microsoft Lists Fundamentals
10 Nov 2020
Malvern, Ohio, United States

Microsoft 365 Virtual 2020 Spain

9 Nov - 10 Nov 2020

M365 Friday Cincinnati

23 Oct 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

TeamsFest | October 2020

6 Oct 2020

Teams Day Online 2

30 Sep - 1 Oct 2020

Microsoft Ignite 2020

Session 1: LRN203: Deploy Microsoft Teams Meetings (moderation)
Session 2: ATE-DB156: Ask the Expert: Creating a resilient, inclusive, and hybrid workplace with Microsoft Teams (moderation)
Session 3: ATE-DB151-R1: Meet smarter, stay focused, and achieve more with Microsoft Teams meetings (moderation)
Session 4: ATE-DB144: Ask the Expert: One place for admins to manage Microsoft Teams: What's new in Teams manageability (moderation)
Session 5: LRN111: Intro to Microsoft 365 (moderation)
Session 6: LRN125: Intro to Microsoft Teams for IT (moderation)
Session 7: ATE-DB140-R1: Ask the Expert: What's new in Microsoft Teams security and compliance (speaking)
Session 8: LRN126: Intro to Microsoft Teams for IT (moderation)
Session 9: LRN135: Careers in Tech: Getting Ahead (speaking)
22 Sep - 24 Sep 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States

Tech Talk Wednesday with Kazeem

Session 1: 10 Office 365 Tips that will make you Productive
16 Sep 2020
Lagos, Nigeria

Microsoft Reactor | London

Session 1: Microsoft Teams: Deep Dive into the Meeting
15 Sep 2020
London, England, United Kingdom

Simplex Connect 2020

Session 1: Making Technology Ready for Redefining Workspaces
10 Sep 2020
London, England, United Kingdom

TeamsCommunityDay - The Tour

8 Sep 2020

SharePoint Saturday Cologne 2020

3 Sep 2020
Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Microsoft Teams Meetup Berlin

Session 1: Teams - Let's Talk About Security
3 Sep 2020
Berlin, Germany

M365 Philly (AKA SPS Philly)

21 Jul - 23 Jul 2020
Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Commsverse

Session 1: MS-700 Managing Microsoft Teams Exam Prep
Session 2: The Flipped Meeting
6 Jul - 9 Jul 2020
Weybridge, England, United Kingdom

Galactic Collaboration Summit

Session 1: The Most Productive Teams are Empowered
2 Jun - 9 Jun 2020
Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany

Microsoft 365 Virtual Marathon

27 May - 28 May 2020

Microsoft 365 The Tour Israel

Session 1: Teams and Stream - Better Together
30 Apr 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel

Teams Community Day – The Tour Germany

Session 1: How Teachers can use video in Teams for rich learning experiences
29 Apr 2020
Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Microsoft 365 Virtual Summit Spain

28 Apr - 29 Apr 2020
Madrid, Spain

Modern WorkPlace Summit

8 Apr 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

TeamsFest | April 2020

Keynote: The Great Test
1 Apr 2020
London, England, United Kingdom

Microsoft Ignite 2019

Session 1: THR1015 | Nine-and-a-half years without certification
Session 2: THR2045 | Leveraging Microsoft Teams to deliver instructor-led training (ILT)
4 Nov - 8 Nov 2019
Orlando, Florida, United States