Andrew Bettany is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), recognized for his Windows expertise, and is the author of many books and Microsoft official training materials from Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, Apress, Pluralsight and LinkedIn Learning.

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Andrew delivers learning and consultancy to businesses on a number of technical areas including Windows deployment and troubleshooting.

He has co-founded the “IT Masterclasses” series of short intensive technical courses, and is passionate about helping others learn technology.

Andrew lives in a beautiful rural location just outside of the City of York in Yorkshire (UK).

How do you interact with Microsoft 365?

I work with M365 on a daily basis, often teaching or writing training courses to help IT Pros understand and get value and protection from the M365 suite of products.

Tell us one customer story about Microsoft 365.

Most customers that I talk with think that Microsoft has simply a re-branded Office 365 to become Microsoft 365. Recently I encountered this belief at a tech conference where I was talking about Windows Autopilot. The audience didn't realise that with M365 they had all the components and licensing required to utilise Autopilot. They were a little shocked and very pleased to be informed.

How do you give back to your community?

I co-organize the Microsoft 365 User Group in the UK based in the north of the UK. We have evening events with talks, discussions and networking for the 30-40 attendees. I also present and organize free full day training events on M365 topics, such as Modern Desktop, Modern Security and Collaboration. As an eight time MVP I actively volunteer to speak at tech events both in person and via webinar.

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