Developing New Experiences

TH02 Integrate Voice into Your Applications


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Senior Staff Instructor

LinkedIn Learning / Lynda

Voice and speech recognition appear everywhere in today's devices. You'll find great implementations in Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, OK Google and Microsoft Cortana. The dream of talking to your computer, telling it what to do, and then sitting back and watching it carry out the request is now a reality. Microsoft has always had great speech APIs and improved versions of these APIs are available in Windows 10. With Cortana, the built-in speech enabled personal assistant, users employ their voice to search and interact with applications. In this session learn how Cortana is integrated in Windows and how to add voice control and speech synthesis to your Windows app through the Speech API. See the new active integration services added in recent Windows 10 updates.

You will learn:

  • How to add custom voice control within your app
  • How to configure Cortana to invoke your app action
  • Discover how to talk to the user with the synthesis engine