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.


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

  • Automatically Adding Travel Time To Your Calendar

    Even in this world of video meetings on Teams, Zoom, or wherever, there are still occasions when you need to travel to an onsite meeting somewhere. In these cases, it can be useful to automatically block out travel time before and after to ensure that your calendar reflects when you’re […]

  • Power Automate vs Azure Logic Apps

    When people start to get into the workflow automation processes that are offered on the Microsoft stack, there are questions that they commonly have. For one, why does Microsoft have two platforms to do the same thing? And if they’re not the same, what is the difference between Power Automate […]

  • My New Job

    I haven’t posted in a few weeks, and there’s a reason for that. I recently changed jobs. It was a long journey, and I’ll go in to that here in this post. But the last few weeks were focused on wrapping up my work with my old employer and getting […]

  • What’s The Deal With ChatGPT

    ChatGPT is all the rage right now. People are using it for all kinds of things, both good and bad. It seems every day there is a new article or story about it and how people are using it. And most of those stories have a fairly negative connotation to […]

  • Creating a Check-in Reminder App

    This post was inspired by a recent tweet from Taylor Desseyn. So what we’re going to do is create a pair of Power Platform tools to help us do exactly that. First, we’re going to need a Power App that we can use to maintain a list of people we […]

  • Turning Any JSON API Into An App

    The Internet is fantastic. There are a seemingly infinite array of APIs available for people to use. Many of them are completely free and open to use in pretty much any way you want to. For example, NASA has a wide variety of things available through its public API. I […]

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