My apologies that there have been no new posts on this blog for nearly a year.  Because my personal and professional lives have taken a new direction, my Microsoft blog will be closing.

I highly recommend the Speech @ Microsoft blog for more up-to-date information on Microsoft’s speech technologies.

Also, Rob’s Rhapsody is a good blog maintained by Microsoft’s Rob Chambers.

You can to email the Speech product team at Microsoft as well: listen@microsoft.com for speech recognition questions, and speak@microsoft.com for speech synthesis and Text-to-Speech (TTS) queries.

The best place for developers to get the Speech SDK samples and documentation is the Windows SDK.  Download all or just part of it.  You can email your SAPI related questions to sapitech@microsoft.com.

If you’re interested in contacting me personally, you can email me at chuckop@gmail.com or chuckop@live.com.  Search the internet for Charles Oppermann OR ChuckOp and you’ll generally find me.  I hope to hear from you!

Speech technology is incredibly enabling and is now mainstream and accepted by users.  The technology is easily available to developers, so go forth and add the power of the human voice to your application!

Charles Oppermann giving presentation on Microsoft Windows

Thank you,
Charles Oppermann
Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Bob, Windows 95, Internet Explorer 3.0, Active Accessibility, Internet Explorer 4.0/4.01, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Active Directory Programming (author), Windows Vista, Office Communication Server 2007, Windows Speech Recognition Profile Tool, Windows 7

A computer on every desk and in everyone home…
…usable by everyone!”