Speech SDK Starter Kits available for Beta 4

The speech enabled versions of the ASP.NET Starter kits have just been updated for Beta 4 of the SDK. Here are the links: Speech-Enabled ASP.NET Commerce Starter Kit Speech-Enabled Fitch and Mather Stocks Application

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Welcome to my new home

My old blog at http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/johnlawr isn’t going to be updated any more, so for foreseeable future you’ll find my blog entries here at ASP.Net. For new readers – a brief introduction. I’m a Dev Lead on the Microsoft Speech Application SDK – which is the SDK used to develop applications for the forthcoming Microsoft Speech Server…

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Microsoft Speech Server has reached “dogfood” status

A key milestone for any Microsoft project is when it reaches “dogfood” status – which means that internally we’re starting to use the product for real internal business use (in other words, we’re “eating our own dogfood” – it took me ages to work out what it meant). Today the Microsoft Speech Server finally hit this…

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New blog location

You might have heard that GotDotNet.com blogs are soon to be no more, so many of us are migrating to http://weblogs.asp.net - at least for the time being. So, for the continuation of this blog please visit: http://weblogs.asp.net/johnlawr Subscribe to my new RSS feed.

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Speech SDK Starter Kits available for Beta 4

The speech enabled versions of the ASP.NET Starter kits have just been updated for Beta 4 of the SDK. Here are the links: Speech-Enabled ASP.NET Commerce Starter Kit Speech-Enabled Fitch and Mather Stocks Application  

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Speech Application SDK Beta 4 available for download

I should really have checked this before my last blog, but I went to the www.microsoft.com/speech site and couldn’t see a link to any download pages, so I foolishly assumed that it wasn’t yet available. A further quick search proved me wrong, so here it is – you can now download Beta 4 of the…

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Speech Application SDK Beta 4.0 Announced

We just announced that Beta 4 of the Speech Application SDK and beta 2 of the Microsoft Speech Server are ready. I have to apologise that I don’t yet know when Beta 4 will be available for public download, although I suspect that members of the MSS beta program will receive copies somehow (it looks like…

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PDC Speech Session now online

Jon Nicponski’s session “ASP.NET: Speech-Enabling ASP.NET Applications with the New Microsoft Speech Server” is now online. This includes streaming video of a Speech Application SDK demo. It’s a pretty good session – especially when you consider that Jon had to step in at the last minute because Richard Irving who was originally signed up for…

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Jason Nadal is working on a Speech2Blog application

Jason Nadal is working on a Speech2Blog application using the Longhorn speech API to take dictation and post it to a blog. Now if the blog page was navigable with the Speech Application SDK speech controls, that would be really cool.

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Intervoice has live SALT sample application hosted on Microsoft Speech Server

One of the cool things I’ve just found on the Intervoice developer portal site is a sample application they have recently put up. More details (including the phone number to call) are at http://developer.intervoice.com/salt/locatorapp.html. You can dial into it, give it a zip code (or city/state) and it will return the nearest ATM or bank information….

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