Media Alert: Microsoft to Highlight New ECM Solution and Customer Success Stories at Annual DIA Life Sciences Conference

ATLANTA — June 18, 2007

What: The Drug Information Association’s (DIA’s) 43rd Annual Meeting is a gathering of pharmaceutical and life sciences professionals to discuss the latest developments and trends in the industry. In Booth 1221, Microsoft Corp. will showcase new solutions designed specifically for life sciences as well as partner and customer success stories, including these:

  • FirstPoint. FirstPoint is a new suite of products developed with First Consulting Group to specifically address the content management and collaboration needs of the life sciences market. Built entirely on the Microsoft® platform and leveraging Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server 2007, FirstPoint addresses critical document issues of the life sciences industry.

  • Microsoft Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Innovation Awards 2007. These awards honor companies creating breakthroughs in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries through the use of Microsoft technology.

  • MSDN® Life Sciences Industry Center. This new online resource provides architecture guidance and technical material for CIOs, CTOs, developers and systems architects in the life sciences industry. More information is available at

When: June 17–21, 2007

Where: Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW

Atlanta, GA 30313-1591

Who: Paul Mattes, industry solutions director, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Group, Microsoft

Les Jordan, industry technology strategist, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Group, Microsoft


Information: More information is available online at

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