Eric Rudder mentions the Speech Server launch on his blog
From Eric's blog, The Developer Life
I had a chance to spend much of this past week in San Francisco, meeting with customers, partners, and a few press folks at VS Live/MDC/SpeechTek. It was great to see Speech Server finally launch after so many years of work by our Speech team. I am quite proud of the product they created and I remain incredibly excited by the possibilities offered by natural computing over the long term - it's one of the main reasons I keep working in this industry! I hope some of you get a chance to check out this technology, as it's really a lot of fun to play with!