Recently, Microsoft was beat up on the blog-o-sphere and in the media when a windows vista speech recognition demo went...well let's just say less than perfect.
Here is a video cast by Long Zheng who got his hands on a beta version of Vista and decided to demo it's features. The difference is his demo actually works and quite well.
The demo is very impressive and should silence the critics of Microsoft's speech software. Long Zheng has a fairly thick accent and it still was performing very well.
I made a comment on the original ill fated demo earlier that Microsoft rather than make excuses for the failed software should instead fix it and show it works....so why didn't they themselves post a screen cast like this? And I don't mean a one hour long Channel 9 video..something simple and direct like this screen cast with no marketing filter.