Sample Source Code for Speech Developers Part 2 and SAPI 5.4

Developers interested in using speech technologies in their applications have been downloading the Windows SDK, but not everyone has been able to find our sample code after installation. If you’ve installed the latest Windows SDK, you’ll find the speech samples under “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\winui\speech”. Of course, if you didn’t use the default installation location or…


Microsoft Exchange 2010 Voicemail Preview well positioned with competitors

Interesting new study on the effectiveness of speech-to-text technologies.  Nice to see Microsoft beating Google Voice with the Exchange 2010 Voicemail Preview.  Interestingly, I think users will see improvements in their experiences with Voicemail Preview since we are using advanced machine learning  techniques that augment its vocabulary with names and words that are individually tailored…


Happy 2010

Happy 2010, folks! The end of last year brought some very interesting developments in the speech space. Bing – We saw the introduction of Bing for mobile, a killer mobile search application that allows you to use your voice to search for what you want. This feature is powered by Microsoft’s speech recognition engine, and…


New top level MSDN node for Speech

Check it out here! Now you can go to one location on MSDN to get any docs you need for your speech application needs…


Use Tellme Studio to create voice applications

Tobin Coziahr, from Tellme, has been kind enough to write a post describing how you can use the Tellme VoiceXML studio environment to build prototype voice applications. Thanks Tobin!   —    Tellme, a Microsoft subsidiary, has a fully featured VoiceXML studio environment that allows anyone to learn how to make voice applications powered by the Tellme…


Technical Preview of the Windows Speech Recognition Profile tool is now available for download!

It’s an exciting time here in Redmond, as we’re finally ready to release the CTP (Client Technical Preview) of the Windows Speech Recognition Profile tool (WSRProfile for short). WSRProfile allows you to backup and restore your speech profile. It’s fast, and it’s easy. You can download WSRProfile here. Be sure to download the release notes…


Microsoft sponsors the 2009-2010 AVIOS Speech Application Programming Contest

As we have for the past 2 years, Microsoft is once again proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2009-2010 AVIOS Speech Application Programming Contest. Last year, winners of the contest received some pretty cool prizes from Microsoft, like copies of Visual Studio Professional, XBOX 360s, and Zunes… That’s in addition to being flown out…


Windows Speech Recognition Macros v1.0 is now official!

Here’s a quick note to let you know that WSR Macros v1.0 is now officially available for download here. Notable new features: Improved UI for creating, editing, and signing WSR Macros New UI for creating/editing WSR Macros directly in XML Check out the download page above. Questions? Comments? Send us email here.


Response Point wins InfoWorld 2009 Technology of the Year Award!

Congratulations to the Response Point team for winning one of the InfoWorld 2009 Technology of the Year Awards! Microsoft overall won 4 out of 40 awards announced earlier this week: Response Point won Best Small Office VoIP System. Small Business Server 2008 won Best Small Business Server Visual Studio 2008 won Best Integrated Development Environment…


WA State Deploys Microsoft Audio Indexing Solution

I just posted this over on my blog, but I thought it was cool enough to put directly on the Speech team blog as well. — It’s official. Microsoft’s audio indexing solution (born out of Microsoft Research) is now online as a part of a Washington State pilot program aimed at making audio recordings from…