Now that the Beta of Windows 7 is out, it’s time to talk about the improvements and new features in Windows Speech Recognition.
For Windows 7, we focused primarily on improving the user experience and removing the “rough spots” that we did not have time to fix in Vista.
First and foremost, we focused on performance.
Second, we focused on usability.
Third, we looked at accuracy.
Lastly, we did a few tweaks to the recognizer. In Vista, 3rd party applications couldn’t tell whether the shared recognizer was ON or SLEEPing. For Win7, there are new APIs that expose SLEEP mode.