Microsoft To Ship Windows Speech Server In Spring

Least next week's IBM-sponsored EclipseCon show in Anaheim, Calif., steal Microsoft's thunder, the Redmond, Wash.-based vendor Friday shed light on some news that can be expected at a trio of developer conferences to be held in San Francisco beginning March 24.

Microsoft will formally launch its Windows Speech Server at Avios-SpeechTEK, which this year will be combined with Microsoft's VSLive! and Mobile Developer Conference (DevCon) 2004 shows, said David Lazar, director of developer tools product management, Microsoft. The company also is slated to ship the product around the same time, but Lazar did not provide a specific general-availability date.

Speech Server is designed to run on Windows Server 2003 and supports Speech Application Language Tags (SALT), a standard backed by Microsoft. It is designed to run speech-enabled Web applications for telephony-based speech as well as applications that can, for example, trigger a command in an e-mail client or browser when a voice command is given over the phone.

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