Lots of news coverage on the Microsoft Speech Server 2004 launch
Sadly I don't have much time right now to comment on these, but hopefully they'll make interesting reading.
"Microsoft Sets Launch Date for Speech Server"
"Microsoft Sets March Launch for Speech Server" - Matt Hicks
"Microsoft Speech Server to Launch in March"
"Adtech Solutions Now Provides Computer Telephony Integration for Solutions Employing the Microsoft Speech Server"
"Edify and Microsoft to Deliver Integrated Speech Solutions"