POSTED BY: KEN CIRCEO, Lead Tech Writer
As the Speech Community continues to grow, so does the need for better channels of communication. To that end, we've created three new public newsgroups to handle different areas of speech: Speech Server microsoft.public.speech.server Description: General issues about Microsoft Speech Server (MSS), a development and deployment platform for voice recognition applications. Speech Desktop microsoft.public.speech.desktop Description: General public newsgroup for Microsoft speech and natural language technologies that run on the desktop. Speech Mobile & Embedded microsoft.public.speech.mobile Description: General issues about Microsoft speech technologies and applications such as VoiceCommand that run on the Windows Mobile and Windows CE powered devices.Feel free to check them out when you have the chance.
New to Newsgroups?Traditionally, “newsgroup” refers to a discussion that is fed to USENET and accessed with a newsgroup reader such as Outlook Express. USENET is a global collection of servers that exchange articles in a hierarchical set of newsgroups. Conversations between these servers use Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP). Most people access USENET through their Internet Service Provider (ISP). Like all Microsoft Public Newsgroups, the new Speech newsgroups are a part of the USENET hierarchy.
How do you access Microsoft Newsgroups?There are two ways (that I know of) to access any Microsoft newsgroup: through Outlook Express and through the microsoft.com Web interface.
In Outlook Express, click Tools > Newsgroups. Select the newsgroups you want to subscribe to, and then click Subscribe.
On the Web, go to http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx, and locate the newsgroups in the tree:
English > Servers > Server Applications > Speech Server > Speech ServerEnglish > Office and Desktop Applications > Speech Desktop > Speech DesktopEnglish > Mobile and Embedded > Speech