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…


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…


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…


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…


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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