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 […]

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! BarretHusband, father, gamer, developer, manager, writer, creative, blogger, model railroader, Buckeyes fan

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 […]

Using C# and Power Automate To Sync An Outlook Calendar

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]