How to Manage Frequently Changed Prompts

POSTED BY: JOHN CLARKSON, MSS Programmer Writer In cases where prompts need to be changed frequently, it is not necessary to recompile and redeploy a .prompts file following every change. Since a .NET speech application can use more than one .prompts file simultaneously, it is possible to put the prompts that change frequently in separate,…

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Stay On The Line…

POSTED BY: RENAUD LECOEUCHE, MSS Software Dev Engineer Some voice applications consider the user being silent as a valid answer. For example, an application could say: “Please choose one of the following products or stay on the line to speak to a sales representative” followed by a list of products that are available for phone…

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MenuActivity in MSS

POSTED BY: AHMED STEWART, MSS Software Dev Engineer Today, I’m going to talk about the MenuActivity of MSS 2007 Beta. The Menu, like the name implies, allows easy selection of an item from a menu. Under the covers the activity creates a grammar consisting of the items supplied to it. Menu, like the other high…

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Did you say blue? No, red.

POSTED BY: AHMED STEWART, MSS Software Dev Engineer Today I’d like to talk about one of the new activities that we’ve created in MSS 2007 Beta to handle common tasks, the Get and Confirm activity. Like the name suggests, this activity simple gets an utterance from the user and based on the confidence of the…

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Local Accounts and MSS 2007 Beta

POSTED BY: MARK PARKER, MSS Programmer Writer If you are developing a Microsoft Speech Server 2007 Beta voice response application that writes data to a disk file, you will need to grant write access to the file (or the directory that contains the file) to either the ASPNET local account or the NETWORK SERVICE local account….

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It’s all good

POSTED BY: KEN CIRCEO, MSS Lead Tech Writer   Now that I’m over the initial jolt of learning that Speech Server will be integrated with Office Communications Server (nee LCS), I thought I’d take a minute to write down my reaction and how I expect the integration to impact my work. (I’m just talkin’ here. It’s therapeutic. Bear…

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Introducing Office Communication Server with Speech Platform Services

POSTED BY: KEN CIRCEO, MSS Lead Tech Writer Today from the SpeechTEK 2006 conference in New York, Microsoft Corp. announced that the full capabilities of Microsoft(R) Speech Server 2007 will be integrated into Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, extending the company’s commitment to unified communications and breaking down today’s silos of instant messaging, Internet Protocol…

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SpeechTEK 2006: Grab me a T-shirt while you’re there

POSTED BY: KEN CIRCEO, MSS Lead Tech Writer   The year’s biggest speech conference, SpeechTEK 2006, will be held next week at the Marriott Marquis in NYC. I wanted to go, but Microsoft turned me down. Probably with good cause. I just wanted the free T-shirts. It doesn’t matter. I’m already over it. (Really.)  …

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SALT in Skagit (Part 3)

POSTED BY: GUNNAR KUDRJAVETS, MSS Software Design Engineer                     ALAN TURNQUIST, MSS Software Design Engineer   Here are some recent FAQs about SALT:   Q: How do I debug a SALT application running inside a Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) application?   A: You can use the debugger statement (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/script56/html/c6d2e193-c1f7-4fb3-8a4e-cc9823174ae4.asp) in the JScript portion of your application…

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MSS partners win Most Innovative Solutions Awards!

POSTED BY: CLINT PATTERSON, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Speech Server   CONGRATULATIONS!   Landstar and ParkingCarma, two Microsoft Speech Server partners, have been named 2006 Most Innovative Solutions winners in this year’s Speech Technology Magazine competition. Landstar System, Inc., a transportation service company, created a Speech Server solution that enables truck drivers to receive…

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