Microsoft announced today that beginning in May, beta testers will have the opportunity to preview and provide feedback on Microsoft Speech Server 2007. Speech Server is Microsoft's IVR platform and provides the tools, run-time environment and services needed for developing speech-enabled telephony applications.
Some highlights from today's Speech Server 2007 announcement include:
- New development options with added support for VoiceXML and a new Speech Server API
- Native support for VoIP as well as SIP and RTP to enable better integration with existing telephony infrastructures
- Increased performance monitoring tools to track how callers are using the system
- Membership in the VoiceXML Forum