Friday, September 5, 2008

Patrick passed away..

Although I didn’t knew Patrick in person, I always enjoyed watching him speak at conferences (really loved the dutch/belgian english accent he had:).

My deepest condolences  to Patrick’s family, friends and his colleagues at U2U..

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

MSDN Virtual Lab: Anywhere Information Access with Office Communications Server 2007 Speech Server



Microsoft Office Communications Server,Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.


90 Minutes

Start Date:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Event Overview

After completing this lab, you will be better able to understand the steps required to build a voice response application using Office Communications Server 2007 Speech Server, create and work with dynamic grammars in voice response applications, and build applications that support dynamic navigation of line-of-business data.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Integrating OCS and OCS Speech Server

A couple of days ago Michael Dunn wrote an article about how to integrate OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 Speech Server. (see his post here).

After some investigation and some mismatches into my configuration my OCS Speech Server is up and running. The article of Michael Dunn is a good step into the right direction in integrating the OCS Speech server into your infrastructure.

When configuring OCS Speech server make sure you configure the following things:

1. Install a appropriate certificate for the OCS speech server (make sure you export the private key) when certsrv web enrollment is installed on your CA server you can ask for it through the webinterface. For assigning a certificate click properties in the server selection. (Speech Server Administrative Console)


2. Click and assign certificate select (select certificate). Make sure you select view certificate to make sure the certificate is in “ok” status. Restart your Speech Server services.


3. Create additionally an authorized host in your OCS Administrative Console. Fill-in the FQDN of your OCS Speech Server


Enjoy and it’s absolutely cool to integrate this into your existing OCS infrastructure. More information into the near future > OCS Speech Server Weblog 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Currently under construction..

Upcoming post about UC Speech mostly concentrated on Microsoft Speech Server. Currently under construction. For more information see Joachim Farla his blog on or Marc Wetters on

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