Here’s a link to an intriguing story on CRN showing how Windows Vista is being used to help cancer researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, to meet a real need that until now had no effective solution. Researchers from a variety of specialty areas need to be able to study and make comments on shared graphical data in a timely way. "It sounds really simple, but there is no good way of doing this today," said Peter Kuhn, a professor of cellular biology at Scripps who heads a lab focused on cancer research. "We'll go in with a pathologist, an oncologist, a cellular biologist and a physicist, and the traditional way of sharing data was to package up a bundle of JPEGs. The pathologist would open them up in Photoshop and start scribbling on paper."
No longer is this the case: because of the sophistication enabled by using a suite of MS products, the graphical modeling and analysis that was previously relegated to paper is now shared via Office and then stored on SharePoint.
Read the article and find out how Windows Vista, WPF, SharePoint 2007, and Office 2007 are being used together at this test site to provide an integrated research experience.