In a recent article reported on CRN, Bill talked a little bit about Speech.
During his remarks, Gates plugged the upcoming Office 12 and said it featured "dramatic interface improvements." He also noted that long-term investments in television technologies and advanced software such as speech recognition were beginning to show results in product roadmaps. "All of these are bets and they are paying off," Gates said.
Undoubtedly, this is a result of our great review we had with him back on the 19th of October, which happened to also be the Speech API’s 5th birthday!