Beta 2 is almost complete

Speech Recognition in Vista Beta 2 is almost complete. Our developers checked-in the last bug fix for Beta 2 on Friday last week. Only critical must fix bug fixes can be applied between now and time when Beta 2 finally goes out the door to customers.

This is truly an exciting time for Speech Recognition in Windows Vista!!

Customer feedback on Beta 2 – We need your help!

We’ve gotten some good feedback on Speech Recognition in Vista Beta 1. Now’s the time, though, to start the pipeline for getting a lot more feedback on Speech Recognition in Windows Vista Beta 2.

If you’re interested in trying out Speech Recognition in Windows Vista’s Beta 2 release, let us know. We certainly won’t be able to sign up everybody that replies for Windows Vista Beta 2, so please do let us know why you think you’d be a good candidate to try out Speech Recognition in Windows Vista Beta 2.

Good beta testers of Speech Recognition in Windows Vista Beta 2 would probably include:

  • Users of Speech Recognition in Office XP, Office 2003, or Tablet PC,
  • Users of competing speech recognition products, such as ScanSoft’s Dragon Naturally Speaking, or IBM’s ViaVoice,
  • Users with moderate to severe mobility impairments requiring the use of an assistive technology to interact with the computer,
  • People who train users with mobility impairments how to use assistive technology to interact with the computer.

Obviously, we’d like you be willing to give us direct and candid feedback on how the system works for you.

If that sounds like fun, and you think you’d be a good beta tester for Speech Recognition in Windows Vista Beta 2, send us some email.