About Me

My name is Alan Eardley and I am the Head of Modern Workplace at CPS, a UK-based Microsoft Gold Partner and a Microsoft MVP in Office Apps and Services.  I specialise in increasing productivity using Microsoft 365 and the Power Platform.

I am an experienced solution who specialises in helping clients identify opportunities to improve how they work and how Microsoft technologies can support them.  I work with Microsoft 365, the Power Platform and the security and compliance capabilities of Microsoft. 

With certifications in Office 365, Teams, Security, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, rather than specialising in one area of the Microsoft technologies, I have a broad understanding of how they can be brought together to produce elegant, functional solutions.

Passionate about sharing knowledge, I share through user groups, conferences and open source projects that cover everything from accessibility and etiquette to how to use tools to support work management and  technical introductions to the Power Platform and security.

I am the Hat of the GreyHatBeard podcast (greyhatbeard.com) and co-organiser of the London Power Platform User Group (PowerPlatform.London/NextEvent).