It’s interesting to see how useful the new Contextual Speller feature in Office 2007 can be. If Office 2007 had been used to write the news release about the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 issued yesterday by Microsoft over the PR Newswire, the following correction, which you can read here, would not have been necessary:
In the news release, Microsoft MSFT Readies IT Customers for Windows Vista, the 2007 Office System,
As you can see below, our contextual speller (see here for more information about this cool new feature), flags “Sever” and the nice blue squiggle indicates there is something wrong with this word in this context (when you right-click on “Sever”, you see that the system suggests “Server”).
I’m convinced we’ll see fewer such mistakes once Office 2007 is deployed. As a reminder, contextual spelling is not turned on by default for machines with less than 1GB RAM.
— Thierry Fontenelle (Program Manager)