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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Mentoring

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.

Speaking

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.

MVP

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

  • 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 […]

  • 2023 Festive Tech Calendar – Soft Skills for Developers

    Here is my contribution to the 2023 Festive Tech Calendar. It’s a video on the importance of soft skills for developers. It’s an area that we, as a whole, aren’t great at. And we could really use some improvement. Check it out. Maybe some of the tips will help you. […]

  • AI Still Has A Major Problem With Race and Gender

    AI has a serious problem. Ok, it’s got a lot of problems. It’s not a panacea that will solve all the issues that business, or the world, faces. Neither is it Skynet or the world ending evil super AI Tom Cruise goes off to battle. It has great potential for […]

  • 2023 C# Advent – What’s New in Entity Framework Core 8

    This video is my contribution to the 2023 C# Advent event. It’s a highlight of some of the cool new features available in Entity Framework Core 8. Be sure to check out all the other contributions!

  • Copilot for Power Automate

    Tis the season of copilots! Everybody gets a copilot! No, not that kind of copilot. I’m talking about the kind of copilot that runs off of AI and helps you to do some kind of task. You know, all the copilots that Microsoft has recently announced that are getting added […]

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