Cool Developers STILL use Speech APIs

My apologies that there have been no new posts on this blog for nearly a year.  Because my personal and professional lives have taken a new direction, my Microsoft blog will be closing. I highly recommend the Speech @ Microsoft blog for more up-to-date information on Microsoft’s speech technologies. Also, Rob’s Rhapsody is a good…

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Cool Developers Go Flying

Last week the speech team wrapped up a milestone of work and to celebrate I took up our group program manager Richard Sprague up for a quick tour of downtown Seattle, the Eastside area including Bill Gates’ house and the main Microsoft campus in Redmond. Richard took some video of the trip and posted the highlights…

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Upgrading to Windows Vista

I’ve personally found the upgrade process from Windows XP to Windows Vista to be seamless.  However, I know that people have concerns about their software and devices working with a new version of the operating system. In Windows Vista there is pro-active and reactive technology to help with compatibility issues, so I think compatibility problems…

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How NASA Can Help Microsoft

On an internal blog at Microsoft, I came across a posting by a Corporate VP on some books he was going read while on vacation.  One of the books was a autobiography of one of my hero’s, Gene Kranz, who was Flight Director for several flights in Project Gemini and Apollo. Kranz lead his team…

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Steve Wozniak at Microsoft

One of the things I love about Microsoft is that you often get talk with, or listen to interesting people.  Over the years, I got to shake hands with Steven Spielberg (wearing a Microsoft Bob baseball cap), Jay Leno (Windows 95 launch), Stevie Wonder (accessibility event), and just the other week, former NFL player Mike…

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