Joe Calev's WebLog

Posts and information about Microsoft Office Communications Server and sometimes off topic posts.

May, 2006

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    Creating a custom activity to make a supervised transfer

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    Important March 2007 Update: Please do not use the code below in the latest OCS Beta. If you would like to create a custom activity using a supervised transfer there is now sample code installed with the SDK that provides a better example than this...
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    Using peml:rule

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    Unlike some other posts, this one applies to the current version of Speech Server and the Beta. One of the more obscure features of MSS is peml:rule, which is only briefly covered in the docs and only a handful of people know about. In fact, not many...
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    Determining whether a QuestionAnswerActivity was barged in

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    From now on, I will follow a different approach with my Speech Server related posts. Rather than having tutorials (many of which are also in the docs and sample apps), I will discuss actual questions that were posed to me through this blog and during...
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    Two seconds in a life

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    I am going to digress from the MSS Beta for a day so I can add a long awaited post. One of the many things I find interesting about life is in retrospect it is not continuous. We do not remember every second of every hour of every day in our life. We...
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    Recognizing answering machines

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    Recently, I was posed with the question of how to do answering machine detection using Microsoft Speech Server 2007 Beta. The idea is an app makes an outbound call and reaches an answering machine. If we reach an answering machine, we want to take different...
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    Beta is out!

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    OK, so most of you probably know this already but the Microsoft Speech Server Beta was released on Monday. This Beta includes several tools that until now I was not allowed to blog about publicly. The two most interesting tools are a Windows Workflow...
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    Normalizing prompts, part II

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    Due to a larger than normal amount of input about normalizing prompts, I have decided to talk about it some more. The standard and most agreed upon method of prompt normalization is called RMS - which stands for "Root Mean Square". It works like this...
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    Normalizing prompts

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    Some time ago one of the program managers and I sat down with a customer exasperated that we do not support normalizing prompts within our Recording Editing and Design Studio. We were quite puzzled because we do actually support normalizing prompts. ...
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    Two weeks of silence

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    I must apologize to everyone for the long period of silence. One of the difficulties with shipping a Beta is it is very time consuming - I had to spend most of my time making sure everything was of a high quality and less time with my blog. But the...
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