Microsoft Speech Server Enters Final Beta

[eweek] Microsoft Corp., preparing for an aggressive push into the enterprise speech technology arena next year, released on Tuesday the final beta versions of its Speech Server and development kit for creating speech applications The Microsoft Speech Server , the newest addition to the Windows Server System, is aimed at broadening the reach of speech recognition and text-to-speech applications in enterprises, particularly small- and medium-sized companies, said James Mastan, director of marketing for Microsoft's speech technologies group. A full release of the server software and the Microsoft Speech Application Software Development Kit (SASDK), a set of tools for building speech applications in Visual Studio .NET , is expected in the spring of 2004