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Marshall Harrison - "the gotspeech guy"

Site news, Speech Server insight and assorted ramblings

June 2007 - Posts

New TTS languages
Earlier today I told you that you should be reading Joe Calev's blog. Here is one reason you should be reading it. Joe is on the inside at Microsoft and broke this news earlier today. Read More...
Microsoft E-Learning for Unified Communications
The following is available from Microsoft E-Learning. Collection 5125: Introducing Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Clinic 5091: Introduction to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging Read More...
Accessing Speech Server Perfmon Counters
I recently had a need to access the Perfmon counters for Speech Server from a C# program. Since I didn't know how to do this my first step was to search the Internet for some code samples. That turned out to be harder than I though as I really didn't Read More...
Quick Tips - How to be a better MSS 2007 developer
1. If you really want to step things up a notch and become a better MSS 2007 developer then you really should check out the OCS Public Beta on a daily basis. Most developers only use the forums when they have a question but I think they should be a tool Read More...
Speech is loosing a great blogger
Richard Sprague is moving on to other things. He has been blogging about Microsoft Speech Server from the very beginning and was one of the first speech related blogs that I read. I think this post was one of my favorites as Richard was one of the first Read More...
Almost 60,000 outbound calls a day
Some of you know that while I was working for Landstar I wrote an outbound application that won Speech Technology Magazine's 2006 Most Innovative Solutions award. I've been asked several times recently if Speech Server is robust enough to take on heavy Read More...
GOLD SYSTEMS PASSWORD RESET NAMED "BEST OF TECH ED 2007"
You can read all about it in Gold System's announcement . Pretty impressive. Congratulations to Terry and crew. Even though I work for Gold Systems I had nothing to do with writing this application which is probably a good thing if you want to win. :- Read More...
X-Lite soft phone
I recently downloaded the X-Lite soft phone for use with OCS 2007 Speech Server and I'm impressed with how easy it is to setup and use. The phone has many features that I haven't explored yet as I just needed something to test SIP applications running Read More...
Microsoft Response Point
Mithund has some pictures of Microsoft Response Point along with a features list and some links about it. Mithund has been around Speech Server for quite a while and if you don't regularly read his blog then you are missing out. Read More...
New GotSpeech Forum
While we were at Tech-Ed Michael Dunn was bugging me about creating a forum on GotSpeech for members interested in creating desktop speech applications. Well, I listened and added Managed SAPI - System.Speech namespace development as our newest forum. Read More...
VOIP AS YOU ARE
That was the theme in the Unified Communications area at Tech-Ed this week. It was on orange tape that wrapped pillars, on t-shirts, and even on the free bottles of water that were everywhere. If you want to know more about "VOIP as you are" then check Read More...
1,000
GotSpeech hit 1,000 members last night! It was a little less that 15 months ago that we started GotSpeech. At that time it was just a dream that Brandon and I had harbored for about 6 months and when I flipped the switch on the site I wasn't sure how Read More...
GotSpeech at Tech-Ed 2007
I just wanted to remind everyone that GotSpeech will be at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando next week. Michael Dunn and I will be presenting this session: UNC03-TLC - Building Speech Self-Service Applications on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Using Read More...