Building a clinical trials management system: it’s about the project

I have been asked – numerous times – “is it possible to do ‘x’ with out of the box Microsoft tools?” The list of things people ask about are numerous, but one of the most frequent requests of late is around building a clinical trials management portal.  Interestingly enough, for DIA this year (as discussed…


Is SharePoint validated?

It’s amazing how many times we get asked that question!  “Is SharePoint validated?” Despite the number of validated applications written by ISV’s that are running on SharePoint, …despite the overwhelming adoption by life science companies who are using SharePoint for everything from team collaboration (the obvious) to dashboards in their manufacturing environment to managing their clinical…


AT&T Tilt, GPS, and Windows Live Search

I recently started using the GPS functionality in my AT&T Tilt (HTC 8925).  About the same time, I downloaded a new version of the Microsoft Windows Live Search Mobile (or from your mobile phone). Very easy to set up: Download Live Search Mobile on your phone from Allow the .CAB file to install Launch Live…


Post DIA Thoughts: It’s all about interoperability

While at DIA I was asked an interesting question by Mark Uehling for his Clinpage blog, “what do you think is the future of EDC”?  Kind of an interesting question, and my answer (which I’ll let you read in his newsletter blog) was informed by how connected the industry has become in terms of interoperability….


Microsoft and DIA 2008 – Part II – Exciting Partner Technologies

One of the cool parts of working for a large software platform vendor like Microsoft is working with the larger ecosystem of partners that are developing applications on the Microsoft platform. In particular, as we approach DIA each year, I am faced with a conundrum of “who to invite” to present with us in the…


Microsoft and DIA 2008 – Part I

Over the next couple weeks, I’ll be blogging frequently about Microsoft will be demonstrating and showing at the 2008 DIA Annual Meeting in Boston.  We’ll be covering everything from Part 11 compliance, collaboration, validation, electronic data capture, clinical trials management, and a new paradigms around data visualization. One of the themes of our booth this…


Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference

Microsoft is hosting the second annual Health and Life Sciences Developers Conference to be held April 22 through 24 at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. This free – yes free – event is going to be even bigger and better than last year, with some guest speakers that you do not want to…