All the Cool Developers use Speech APIs

A forum for information about Microsoft Speech technologies, including the Speech API (SAPI) and the Managed Speech API.

Cool Developers STILL use Speech APIs

My apologies that there have been no new posts on this blog for nearly a year.  Because my...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/10/2009

Our Users Are Leading Authorities

Throughout my career at Microsoft, I've eagerly participated in mailing lists, newsgroups, and web...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/26/2008

WSR Accuracy Survey

We're always looking for feedback on how to improve Windows Speech Recognition.  If you are a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/11/2008

Enumerating TTS Engines using System.Speech.Synthesizer

Here is a quick and dirty C# console application that will list out the installed TTS engines and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/30/2008

The "Mojave Experiment"

Check out the "Mojave Experiment", where Microsoft brought in people to show them a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/30/2008

Where can I get the Microsoft Bob SDK?

My friend and colleague Karin Meier is the person I work with when putting updated speech content...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/28/2008

SAPI Documentation Errata: ISpRecoGrammar::SetRuleState

There is a typo in the documentation for the ISpRecoGrammar::SetRuleState method in SAPI 5.3. ...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/25/2008

Speech Content in the Windows SDK

I'm happy to announce the availability of the RTM release of the Windows SDK. This release - the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/26/2008

Display Context Menus Where The Cursor Is, Not Where the Mouse Is

This is a little user interface rant of mine since I'm speech and keyboard-oriented. While editing...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/06/2007

The Desktop Is Not For Programs

I'm constantly amazed that people think that putting shortcuts to programs on the desktop makes...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/04/2007

Cool Developers Go Flying

Last week the speech team wrapped up a milestone of work and to celebrate I took up our group...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/13/2007

Background on Audio Volume in Windows Vista

Our friend in the multimedia group and prolific blogger Larry Osterman is writing a series of...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/18/2007

Upgrading to Windows Vista

I've personally found the upgrade process from Windows XP to Windows Vista to be seamless. However,...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/08/2007

Every single thing Windows Vista Speech Recognition is listening for

Rob Chambers is passionate about speech and a prolific blogger. Something that I've always wanted...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/23/2007

Windows Live WiFi Hotspot Locator

How I wish I had this tool last month as I was without power and telephone/DSL service at home and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/02/2007

How NASA Can Help Microsoft

On an internal blog at Microsoft, I came across a posting by a Corporate VP on some books he was...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/13/2006

Windows Speech Recognition Getting Some Respect

When our new speech recognition for Windows Vista was demonstrated at the Microsoft Financial...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/12/2006

Browse the Speech API 5.3 SDK Documentation Online

You can download the full Windows SDK from here, but if you just want to read the documentation for...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/08/2006

Microsoft Speech API SDK

The Speech API Software Developers Kit (SAPI SDK) contains the documentation, samples, and header...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/24/2006

Internet Explorer, Screen Readers and Keyboard Access

When I get around to posting a bio, you'll find out that I have a background in making technology...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/07/2006

Steve Wozniak at Microsoft

One of the things I love about Microsoft is that you often get talk with, or listen to interesting...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/06/2006

InterSpeech 2006

[This posting originally appeared on my personal blog. I'm copying all my speech related blogging to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/22/2006