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 CIO's, architects, and developers at Life Sciences companies world wide helping them to understand Microsoft technology and how it applies to the Life Sciences industry.  I also work closely with the product teams in Microsoft, helping them to understand Life Sciences issues and the products and features necessary for the industry.

This blog will be focused on answering frequently asked architectural questions of Microsoft with regards to Life Sciences regulations (21 CFR Part 11, Good Manufacturing Practice, GxP, GAMP4, etc), life sciences standards (CDISC, SAFE, eCTD, etc), to describe new features and functionality and how it applies to the Life Sciences industry, and to discuss areas where Microsoft is involved in the Health and Life Sciences industry.

Welcome!  If you have questions - you can forward them to part11@microsoft.com - and we'll get back to you!