Welcome To My World

Hi, I'm Barret

Developer, Azure Architect, Speaker, Teacher, MVP

I wear many hats. Father, husband, Microsoft MVP, developer, Azure Solutions Architect, gamer, blogger, speaker, teacher, mentor, model railroader, Buckeyes fan, and more. I’ve been blessed greatly by this industry, and so this site is one way I try to give a little bit back. When I can find the time, I add a bit of my coding knowledge and experience to share with whoever might find it of worth.

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If you are a student or someone in a different career field and looking to move into software development, I am happy to provide what time I can spare to speak with you 1 on 1 and provide what guidance or insight I can. You can schedule time with me on my Calendly.


Looking for someone speak on your podcast, video, user group, conference, or company? Here's a few of my current sessions. Contact me to set up a time.


I am a Microsoft MVP for Business Applications. I specialize in the Power Platform, especially Power Automate. Get in touch to see how I can help you out.

Latest Posts

  • KCDC 2024 Slidedeck

    For those who are interested, here’s the slidedeck from my KCDC 2024 talk “What’s new in EF Core 8”

  • My Favorite Podcasts & Video Channels – 2024 Edition

    About once a year I update my list of favorite podcasts and video channels. Here’s a list of what I’m in to these days: Tech Related DotNetRocks For years now, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell have brought us a steady stream of the greatest minds in the industry. One of […]

  • New Video – Updated Intro to Power Automate

    It felt like time to redo my Power Automate intro video.

  • Post A Message To Teams Chat

    It’s long past time I had a new blog post. I’ve been focused so much lately on speaking opportunities and mentoring efforts that I haven’t posted much to my blog. So, here’s a new one I found useful a while back. Scenario In our scenario, we have a support email […]

  • More Fun with AI Generated Images

    I thought it would be fun to try another experiment with AI generated images. I came across a post on Buzzfeed the other day. You know the kind of posts they do, where they steal images from other websites, and string them together into an inane article while barely giving […]

  • How do I get started with Power Automate?

    When I speak at conferences or user groups about Power Automate, one of the questions I get asked the most (aside from how to understand the confusing licensing), is how to get started with Power Automate, or the Power Platform in general. I thought I would write a post on […]

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