Author Archives: Erika Berkland

About Erika Berkland

Erika Berkland is the Partner Marketing Manager at SendGrid. Her background is in both emerging technology and global corporations where she thrives in working with partners to deliver impactful and measurable marketing programs. Outside of SendGrid, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with all the great activities Colorado has to offer.


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Partnership With Google Cloud Platform Expanded to Include Google Compute Engine

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We recently announced our participation in the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as the first non-native email solution available to Google App Engine customers. Now in response to feedback from the community, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our Google Cloud Platform partnership to include sending email from Google Compute Engine VMs using SendGrid. To provide this additional Compute Engine offering, Google has created a simple step-by-step tutorial including links to Google Cloud Platform partner pricing and our documentation. This partnership expansion to include Google Compute Engine will allow developers to set up email instances to send mail through

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Increase Email Deliverability With SendGrid’s Plugin on WordPress

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with WordPress to create a SendGrid plugin that uses SMTP or API integration to send outgoing emails from your WordPress installation. With over 60 million people harnessing the power of WordPress to build their web and blog sites as well as full featured e-commerce sites, building a SendGrid plugin to power the transactional email of these websites was a natural fit. Our integration replaces the wp_mail function included with WordPress. The SendGrid plugin is free and routes all of your WordPress emails through SendGrid, providing greater email deliverability. The SendGrid plugin for WordPress

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Messaging Hub API Unifies SendGrid and Twilio

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The following is a guest post from Mark Geene, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Elements. Cloud Elements, based in Denver, Colorado, provides pre-built integrations into leading cloud services that help app developers eliminate weeks to months of development time. Learn more about Cloud Elements at the bottom of this post. Cloud Elements is excited to announce that we have teamed with Twilio and SendGrid to provide an API that unifies messaging across the industry’s leading SMS and email services. The Cloud Elements Messaging Hub provides a single console to provision, integrate, monitor and maintain these services through our messaging platform,

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SendGrid Joins Google Cloud Platform Partner Program

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Today, we are announcing that SendGrid has joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Technology Partner. SendGrid is the first non-native email solution available to Google App Engine customers as part of the partner program, giving developers a trusted third-party option for adding transactional email management and delivery to their applications. This collaboration brings SendGrid’s leading email deliverability service to more than 300,000 unique monthly Google Cloud Platform developers to easily build, maintain, and scale as their apps grow. Google’s Cloud Platform products enable customers to implement: Cloud app solutions, such as mobile apps, social apps, business process

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Using SendGrid’s Inbound Parse API to Power an iOS Application on Windows Azure

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SendGrid is excited to participate in Microsoft’s //build/ Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, June 26 – 28.  As one of the first ten companies selected by Microsoft for inclusion in its Windows Azure Store, we are pleased to have the opportunity to support Microsoft’s Windows Azure Mobile Services general availability and showcase a new sample app as a part of the Partner Expo. The Windows Azure cloud platform is widely used to build and deliver innovative web applications to customers. Many of these applications rely on transactional email to confirm registrations, process order purchases or send friend

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Monitoring the Metrics that Matter: Introducing the New Relic Platform

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As a developer, you understand just how complex your application stack can be. Depending on its environment, there can be hundreds of critical components that make up your app, and each piece is vital to its performance and reliability. To monitor each component, you might use multiple, non-integrated tools to gain visibility into your stack. And that makes troubleshooting app performance issues a challenging endeavor. Our partner New Relic has always strived to make the lives of its customers easier with its SaaS-based Application Performance Management (APM) tool. Now they’ve made a good thing even better with the release of

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SendGrid and matchist Deliver Seamless Event API Integration

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The following is a guest post from Bill Reader, Corporate Marketing Director at NTH Consultants, Ltd. Bill is a SendGrid customer who utilized matchist to help him hire a freelance developer to implement SendGrid’s Event API. Matchist is a valued SendGrid partner that focuses on matching entrepreneurs to the right freelance developers to complete projects like API integrations. How We Use Email NTH Consultants, Ltd. is a consulting company based in Detroit specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and facilities engineering. Over the past two years, I’ve been putting together technical webinars for our company to help demonstrate our staff’s expertise and

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