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About

Hi! I’m Lewis. Thanks for stopping by at my blog, here’s a little bit about me and what I do. If you’d like to get in touch for a chat, feel free to chat with me via this site or connect with me via social channels!

Iā€™m a Power Platform Functional Engineer at ANS Group , as well as a number of other things! I’m also a Microsoft MVP in the Business Applications which I’ve been fortunate enough to receive through my various community activity. I’m the Operations Secretary and Lead for I.T. at Maxwell Swim Club, a Co-Chair for #NHSEmpower – More than applause, a user group leader and more!

You can check out some of my work in the Microsoft community additional to this blog, and find out a bit about my journey to working with Low Code below…

My Journey

In short, my journey with Low Code started through becoming a Microsoft 365 Administrator for my swimming club during lockdown between not doing my GCSE’s anymore, and becoming an A-Level student in September. I then went back to school in September and shortly after discovered an opportunity to volunteer, and work with my schools trust building them a number of Power Platform solutions, which I taught myself to do, with the support of the #Community.

Since leaving my Sixth Form college in April 2022, I have worked at 2 Microsoft Partners and am now with the second being ANS Group where I am a Power Platform Functional Engineer working within our Managed Services team to deliver our Centre of Excellence service to a number of customers.

You can check out a bit more about my work in my Sixth Form below where myself and Microsoft Director, Dona Sarkar, discussed one of the solutions I built to solve classroom emergency situations using Low Code.

Community

Alongside this blog, I do a number of additional things in the Microsoft community which I’d like to share with you here! Check out some of these below, and be sure to let me know if you have any questions in the comments of this page, or via a chat if you’d prefer.

Conference Speaking

Microsoft Ignite 2022 – Why shift to a unified cloud ecosystem

One of my best conference speaking experiences so far has to be the opportunity I had to speak at Microsoft Ignite 2022 in Manchester for the UK spotlight. I joined Microsoft MVPs, Chris Huntingford, Charlie Phipps and Pieter Veenstra to discuss why we should, or perhaps shouldn’t shift to a unified cloud ecosystem. This was a fantastic talk and a great experience for my first Microsoft hosted event.

London Automation Summit 2023 – Building a room door overview solution with Microsoft Graph API and Power Platform

One of the fantastic conferences I’ve had the pleasure to speak at is the London Automation Summit where I discussed how we can start to build with Low Code differently when we take contextual data into account, provided by Microsoft Graph, which sits in the surrounding Microsoft Cloud. We finished this session with the solution of a meeting room door overview app to display events in a meeting room on the current day.

Webcasts and Videos

#LessCodeMorePower – Solving Classroom Emergency Situations with Power Platform – Hosted by Dona Sarkar

Power Platform Connections Ep 15 with Lewis Baybutt

Dynamics 365 & Power Platform User Group – Virtual – 3rd May 2023

#MVPBuzzChat with Christian Buckley and Lewis Baybutt

Virtual Roundtable with ShortList Recuritment and Sarah Jones – Young People Getting into Power Platform Technology with Lewis Baybutt

Communities

As part of my community work, I contribute to and support a number of communities within the wider Microsoft community.

#NHSEmpower – More than applause is a public community of power users who want to give back to our NHS with something useful through the means of Low Code and technology! If you’re interested in this, join our community below.

#NHSEmpower – More than Applause – Power Platform Community (microsoft.com)