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Speech Recognition in Vista

Speech Recognition in Vista

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At our launch event on Tuesday in Memphis, Matt Hester (http://blogs.technet.com/mathewms) demoed the speech recognition of Vista as our last demo of the day.  The crowd went wild.  The people I was standing around just couldn't believe that was Windows that was doing that.  So last night I installed it and played around a little. Amazing.  I did the little tutorial so I knew what I was doing. I wanted to demo Mindsweeper like Matt did and dictate to Word. It was fun. All with voice commands I "Spoke as Word Typed" a 4 paragraphs of non-sense. I then use the feature "show numbers" to go to my pictures folder and add a picture in the middle of the document to show how word wrap works now and the shadowing of pictures features.  It worked great. I know on stage with a microphone on it will be more challenging, but I can't wait to show this to an audience.  As you  from my other post, I will be at Best Buy locally on January 30th for launch. I have already thought about demoing this feature all day.  What do you think?  Have you seen a demo of the speech recognition in Vista yet? Will you use this feature?

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