Download Free Dragon Naturally Speaking 15 and Windows 11
On July 29, 2021, Microsoft officially began releasing its latest operating system, Windows 11. According to Microsoft, Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for qualified and genuine Windows 10 and Windows 8/8.1 devices.
How does this relate to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15?
Dragon Naturally Speaking 15 is supported on Windows 11. Customers who have a qualified Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1 device that already has Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 installed should be able to upgrade to Windows 11 without needing to re-install DNS 15. Similarly, customers who upgrade to Windows 11 should be able to subsequently install DNS 15 without issue.
Are there any known issues running Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 on Windows 11?
Windows 11 has two main modes: desktop mode and tablet mode. In desktop mode, Dragon NaturallySpeaking15 should work with all previously supported applications. In tablet mode, where applications become viewable as full screen. Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 should also continue to function normally with previously supported applications. There may be some cosmetic variances in the behavior of the Dragon Bar, and some UI elements, such as the Learning Center, may appear in full screen mode. These issues should not impact the use of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15.
Nuance is currently investigating the use of certain voice commands with Outlook 2019, which can cause Outlook to freeze. Customers can continue to dictate into Outlook 2019 using full text control without issue. We will provide more detail regarding the use of voice commands with Outlook 2019 in additional support documents. Other supported versions of Outlook work as expected with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 on Windows 11.
How will Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 work with new Windows 11 applications, such as the new Edge browser or Universal apps?
Edge is a new browser from Microsoft that comes with Windows 11. Microsoft has not published any APIs for developers such as Nuance that would enable us to do advanced integration with Edge. As a result, customers can do basic dictation into edit controls in an Edge browser. But they may not be able to use full text controls or other advanced voice commands.
DNS 15 supports alternate browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Chrome, on Windows 11. With the same level of functionality provided on Windows 10 and 8/8.1.
Universal apps are the successor to Metro apps in Windows 10. Dragon Naturally Speaking 15 will provide the same level of basic dictation support for Universal apps on Windows 11 as it did for Metro apps in Windows 10.
Windows 11 has new or modified features, such as the new Start menu. That were not available in Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10. As a result, customers may not be able to use voice commands to control the new features in Windows 11.