I am part of a project team that is building a custom Windows 8 application that is leveraging Microsoft Azure.
My project role is multi-tenant infrastructure architect. This role curtails:
- Infrastructure as a service design. To maximize performance while balancing cost in Microsoft Azure.
- To perform a detail security analysis on all points of data in motion and data at rest.
One of my task items on the project is to come up with a SMTP solution. My first thought as a system administrator is to leverage a virtual server and enable SMTP as a service.
However, my thinking is changing with the times. J Now there are apps for system administrators.
So I looked in the Azure store and found SendGrid. After doing some internet searches; there have been positive comments about this SMTP application.
I have activated this application in my Azure subscription. Below are my steps.
Open up the Azure Dashboard, click New, select Store and then choose SendGrid from the App Services Add-ons list.
We will not be sending over 25,000 emails a month so the free subscription will fit our current business needs.
The subscription will be tied in with your monthly billing.
I welcome any feedback.
~ Tony Maddin ~