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Nuance Announces Updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

Greater Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 8, Support for Recently Released Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

London, UK. – March 18, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced updates to the world’s best-selling speech recognition software for the personal computer, Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Dragon 12 now features seamless integration with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, and enhanced support for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 10. Current owners of Dragon 12 in all languages will automatically get a free software update via a digital download notification or by selecting “Check for Updates” in the Help tab of the DragonBar.

Launched in July of 2012, Dragon 12 features a 20 percent improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy, faster performance and new features like Smart Format Rules that make Dragon more productive and personal than ever. And now, Dragon allows for greater compatibility with Microsoft Office 2013, Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8. Among these changes is improved usability for Windows 8, including in its Start screen and full-screen apps.

“There is now an entire generation of people who rely on Dragon to be more productive with their PCs, and now those same people are migrating to new types of interfaces – and these migrations are making our interaction with computing devices truly multimodal: we can seamlessly type, touch or speak,” said Neil Grant, sales director, Nuance Communications, UK. “By improving compatibility with Windows 8’s tile and touch interface, plus the new Office and IE, Dragon is becoming an even more integral part of the everyday computing experience.”

Customers with previous versions of Dragon will receive an email announcing a special limited-time promotional upgrade rate to Dragon 12 with the updates above.

For new customers, the updated Premium 12 English edition will be available to order starting March 18, 2013 through the online store. Additional editions and languages will be available over the coming weeks.

For additional information on features, editions, pricing and volume licensing programs, please visit

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a part of Nuance’s broad voice, touch and natural language innovations that are defining intelligent systems that consumers use every day, which also include Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android, Dragon Drive, Dragon TV, Dragon Voicemail to Text, and Swype. With Nuance technology, people have more human interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, and services. To learn more visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.  Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications.  For more information, please visit

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