Microsoft solutions for Life Sciences

One of the questions I’m frequently asked by people unfamiliar with Microsoft’s efforts in Life Sciences is: “What type of solutions does Microsoft have to offer to Life Sciences companies?” The answer to that question is usually: “Name the part of the value chain you’re interested in, and we can talk about the particular solutions”. …

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SAFE Signing Interface Available for Download on Codeplex

Well, we’ve finally been able to get it posted!  The SAFE Signing Interface for Office 2007 has been posted to Codeplex, with the source code for the interface being posted shortly. The installation executable, along with installation instructions, is now available at http://www.codeplex.com/safe. We are also releasing the source code into open source – available…

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Interesting new directions for Life Science companies

Some of you may be aware that this week is a global sales briefing within Microsoft.  A great time for the field sales force to find out about new products, get demos, get trained, etc. One of the best presentations I saw was done by Bill Gates around the Surface Computer.  If you haven’t see…

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Validation and the Microsoft Platform

As part of our work with Medical Device companies (as well as with pharma and biotech companies) we’ve been looking at the issue of validation and how it impacts Microsoft products.  This is not a new topic: we’ve been working on validation and regulatory issues for awhile: Sharepoint configuration guidance for Part 11 which was released…

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FCG Announces FirstPoint

There were a couple of news worthy events that were announced today.  The first is that First Consulting Group has purchased Zorch, Inc.  Why is this exciting? Zorch has developed a Metadata driven submission management system built entirely on SharePoint.  FCG is now in the business of providing Microsoft based regulated document management systems, based…

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See you at DIA!

If you will be attending DIA in Atlanta, please take a moment to stop by the Microsoft booth and say “hi”. We have a pretty exciting booth this year, with demonstrations of the new FirstPoint application from FCG (yeah, a direct competitor to FirstDocs – see my other post on this topic), and sneak peeks…

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Connected Life Sciences Framework

By now the reader of this blog has probably read the corresponding blog from Roberto Ruggeri in the Microsoft Health team, and has probably read about the Connected Health Framework. Of course, you have to be asking yourself, what does the Connected Health Framework (CHF) have to do with Life Sciences?  If you look at…

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HLS DevCon, the Life Sciences MSDN site, and Part 11 Guidance

Next week is going to be a busy week within the Health and Life Sciences group at Microsoft.  To kick the week off, we are holding our inaugural Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference in Atlantic City on May 21st and 22nd.  There are a number of speakers from life sciences companies along with Microsoft…

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Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards

If you are involved in the Life Sciences industry, you should be aware of the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards offered by Microsoft. Microsoft Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2007 Call for Entries opened on March 1, 2007 Call for Entries closes on May 10, 2007 Website to Download Call for Entry or…

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Life Sciences Blog

Welcome to the Microsoft blog on all things Life Sciences – Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology.  I am Les Jordan, the Industry Technology Strategist for Life Sciences here in the United States.  My role is as the lead architect for the Life Sciences industry in the US – which requires me to frequently meet with…

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