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.
- Slides from CincyDeliverby Barret
For those who attended my talk on Soft Skills for Developers at CincyDeliver last Friday, here’s the slide deck. When I get some spare time, I plan to rework the talk a little and record it for YouTube, but that’s a few weeks off.
- My Favorite Podcasts & Video Channels for 2023by Barret
Every so often I update my list of favorite podcasts and video channels. These are the places I go to for learning and entertainment. It’s especially great to listen to while I’m driving since anymore radio is a desolate wasteland of 40 minutes of ads and 20 minutes of content … Read more
- Rockin’ the Code World with Me!by Barret
Just in case you missed the live interview with me on Rockin’ the Code World, you can watch it below. Get the details here.
- Using C# and Power Automate To Sync An Outlook Calendarby Barret
There are some good tools out there for syncing your Outlook calendar to other calendars, especially for O365 or Outlook.com calendars. And they’re well worth the money for the good ones. But sometimes, in certain circumstances (such as if you have an on-prem exchange server that you can’t access from … Read more
- Automatically Adding Travel Time To Your Calendarby Barret
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 … Read more
- Power Automate vs Azure Logic Appsby Barret
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 … Read more
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