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Send emails via Office 365 using the Microsoft Graph API using HTTP/REST

I have been working a lot lately on existing and new application projects that require emails to be sent via Microsoft Office 365. Traditionally this would be done using the System.Net.Mail class library over the SMTP protocol. Something like this… I see an increasing amount of limitations with this approach. Here are some of those limitations: SMTP ports closed my endpoint security products SMTP ports blocked by border network equipment Microsoft frequently changing encryption and authentication requirements Public IP address, service account and credential issues In short, a simpler approach was required and Microsoft have provided this approach via the...

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Save money with RDS Session Host Pools on Azure or Azure Stack.

Introduction One of the great things about consumption based billing is that you only pay for what you use. In most cases that’s just a great marketing strap line as servers tend to be up all the time. However, if you are using RDS Session pools running on Azure or Azure Stack, then the solution I have developed below will really provide you with one of the cheapest Virtual Desktop / Remote working solutions out there. Now that I have had this stable solution running in multiple implementations for a long time, I wanted to share this with the wider...

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