Speech SDK Chat

Put the date in your calendar – I’m taking part in an online chat on MSDN on Building Telephony and Multimodal applications using the Speech SDK on November 10, 2003. 1:00PM PT/4:00 PM ET. It should be interesting – I’m looking forward to seeing what are the key questions people want answering, so come prepared!…

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Good overview of Beta 3

I just came across this article by Jon Arking which does a pretty good job of describing what’s in the Speech Application SDK Beta 3, and there is some good discussion about how Speech might be able to be incorporated into existing solutions (and why).

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You snooze, you lose!

A very amusing message went on our newsgroup today. One of our Test Leads, Tom Faber, had been trying to help a customer work through some issues with the SpeechControls. Unfortunately Tom didn’t follow up on one of the customer’s replies, and so this was posted to the newsgroup! “I still have no reply from Mr…

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Position filled!

Finally I’ve managed to fill the open position on my team – I’m extremely happy 🙂 It seems like it has been open for a ridiculously long time, and I had been starting to despair. If positions stay open for too long, there is always a risk that the open position could be transferred to…

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More press

Kai-Fu talking about the Microsoft Speech Server and the future of speech on cnet’s news site.

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In the news

I just went to the main internal Microsoft homepage and, lo and behold, our news from SpeechTEK was the main headline! It was referring to an article on the Speech Server announcements at SpeechTEK made by Kai-Fu Lee (our VP).  Here’s the article at microsoft-watch

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Intervoice plug-ins for the SDK

During one of the sessions I was in this week, Intervoice mentioned that they were going to launch some dialog controls that would be available as add-ins to go with the SDK. I just found the press release for the announcement. The web site for the controls isn’t live yet, but as soon as it…

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Second day at SpeechTEK

I’ve just returned from giving my second presentation on the Speech Application SDK. The first session was OK – very busy, but I only 10 had minutes alongside 10 other speakers, so it didn’t give me much time to do it justice. In retrospect I should probably have just presented my slides and abandoned the…

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First day report

The first day on the booth went pretty well. We’ve got a huge stand at SpeechTEK – which is even more striking when you consider that we haven’t really had a significant presence at previous shows. Some of the attendees who I spoke to are clearly excited about us, others recognize that Microsoft making a big…

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