Rob Chambers from the Speech at Microsoft group stopped by to show us a little more about our Speech platform and where developers can get started and a look at some of the things that are possible. What you see (and hear) today is built on the backbone of our work with the Tablet PC platform. One of the bigger changes for users is that where before we had two branches of speech recognition, one for command control and one for dictation, it's now been rolled into a single system. I've used speech in the past with my Tablet, but honestly I hadn't used it much in Windows 7, but seeing someone who knows what they're doing really got me motivated to dive back in. For instance, I'm looking at using the macro system to build some speech commands that control different functions in games.