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How Windows Defender Antivirus integrates hardware-based system integrity for informed, extensive endpoint protection

How Windows Defender Antivirus integrates hardware-based system integrity for informed, extensive endpoint protection

Detecting and stopping attacks that tamper with kernel-mode agents at the hypervisor level is a critical component of the unified endpoint protection platform in Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Microsoft Defender ATP). It’s not without challenges, but the deep integration ... continue reading
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Understanding and leveraging Azure SQL Database’s SLA

When data is the lifeblood of your business, you want to ensure your databases are reliable, secure, and available when called upon to perform. Service level agreements (SLA) set an expectation for uptime and performance, and are a key input ... continue reading
SQL Audit logs in Azure Log Analytics and Azure Event Hubs

SQL Audit logs in Azure Log Analytics and Azure Event Hubs

First published on MSDN on Sep 13, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Azure SQL Database Audit logs can now be written directly to Azure Log Analytics or Azure Event Hubs. This ability, now available in public preview, provides ... continue reading

What is built-in intelligence in Azure SQL Database?

First published on MSDN on Sep 12, 2018 Azure SQL Database is a fully managed latest stable version of SQL Server Database Engine hosted in Azure cloud that has several built-in features that protect and manage your data. These features ... continue reading
Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

Working with Azure IoT data in Azure SQL Database

First published on MSDN on Jan 23, 2018 IoT use cases commonly share some patterns in how they ingest, process, and store data. First, these systems need to ingest bursts of data from device sensors of various locales. Next, these ... continue reading
Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB - part two

Always-on, real-time threat protection with Azure Cosmos DB – part two

This two-part blog post is a part of a series about how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs, and the difference it’s making to them. In part one, we explored the challenges that led the ... continue reading
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What’s the difference between Azure Monitor and Azure Service Health?

It’s a question we often hear. After all, they’re similar and related services. Azure Monitor helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on. Azure Service Health helps you ... continue reading
Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP next-gen protection exposes Astaroth attack

Dismantling a fileless campaign: Microsoft Defender ATP next-gen protection exposes Astaroth attack

The prevailing perception about fileless threats, among the security industry’s biggest areas of concern today, is that security solutions are helpless against these supposedly invincible threats. Because fileless attacks run the payload directly in memory or leverage legitimate system tools ... continue reading
A graphic showing the system that NextGate's Enterprise Master Patient Index uses to create and mantain patient records.

Solving the problem of duplicate records in healthcare

As the U.S. healthcare system continues to transition away from paper to more a digitized ecosystem, the ability to link all of an individual’s medical data together correctly becomes increasingly challenging. Patients move, marry, divorce, change names and visit multiple ... continue reading
Office 365 ProPlus - How To: Add previously excluded components

Office 365 ProPlus – How To: Add previously excluded components

First published on TECHNET on Feb 08, 2019 If you have installed a Office 365 ProPlus with a custom XML file with excluded components and then struggled to add components that users needed, this post should help you with the ... continue reading