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"http://www.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB20040220S0004
"Microsoft Sets March Launch for Speech Server" - Matt Hicks
ENT News, 02.19.04
"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"