WP8 Speech – Exploring the MVVM pattern

Today’s post will be the first in a series discussing how I’ve used the MVVM (Model, View, View Model) pattern to build a full blown user experience for the “Search On” application I’ve previously blogged about. If you haven’t read the earlier posts, you might want to take a few minutes and see where we…

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Windows Phone 8 is here! Start speech enabling your apps…

It’s time to start speech enabling your Windows Phone applications, developers! In today’s post, I’ll kick things off by consolidating and linking to a bunch of different resources that you can use to get started. I’ll also show you a real world application, that’s not a toy / sample app, that I’ve built using the…

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Want to see what you can do with Speech across 3 screens and a cloud?

Happy 2010!   I talked about what we’ve all been up to in 2009 in the Speech group on the Speech Team blog the other day… Focusing across the 3 screens and a cloud…   I also thought it’d be interesting to see the demo/video I put together on Channel 10 that demos some of…

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Controlling your PC via PowerShell and Speech Recognition?

I just read a pretty cool post by Joel ‘Jaykul’ Bennett from HuddledMasses.org where he shows his readers how to use a PowerShell script he wrote to invoke other PowerShell scripts using Speech Recognition. Great idea, Joel. I like it! Check it out here.

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Microsoft sponsors the 2009-2010 AVIOS Speech Application Programming Contest

One of the cooler parts of my jobs is interacting with customers and partners. One such opportunity I have is being on the board of AVIOS, The Applied Voice Input and Output Society. As a member of AVIOS, I’ve also been involved behind the scenes in the annual Speech Programming Competition. This year Microsoft is…

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Cannon camera + EOS Utility + ShutterVoice = Hands-free photography?

This morning I read a blog entry on Wired about a new application coming out from a guy named Scott Forman called ShutterVoice. It sounds pretty cool! Basically, ShutterVoice promises to bring hands-free photography to photographers that are using Cannon DLSRs along with a utility from Cannon called the EOS Utility. If you have all…

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A user authored guide to macros: WSRMacros: The User Guide

Many of you know that we’ve been working on our Windows Speech Recognition Macros utility for a while now. We released the first technical preview in April, a refresh in August/September, and we’re continuing to refine the technology that will ultimately lead to a full release sometime soon. One of the difficulties users have faced…

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Speech Server 2007 Resources

If you want to start developing on Speech Server 2007, you should probably start off using the Speech Server 2007 Developer Edition – a free, yet fully functional version of the retail product. You can download it here. Please be sure to follow the steps in the Installation Notes exactly, otherwise the installation may fail….

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Google Chrome doesn’t support Speech Recognition in Vista? IE and Firefox do… Hmmm…

I haven’t tried it out personally, but over on the Habitually Good blog, Vaibhav says that Google’s new Chrome browser doesn’t work with Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista. That’s too bad… Both IE7, IE8 Beta 2, and Firefox work great with it. Hey Google: What’s up? If any Google Devs want to learn more…

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Say2Go awarded 1st Prize in ISV/Software Solutions in Microsoft’s 2008 Partner Contest

Congratulations to Myro Mykhalchuk and his team at Say2Go for winning 1st Prize in Microsoft’s 2008 Partner Contest for ISV/Software Solutions! Say2Go allows users to do something they’re calling "Voicing" between IM users. Voicing is more like voicemail than IM. Say2Go allows users to press and hold a button, speak what they want to say…

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