Pro Microsoft Speech Server walks intermediate to advanced developers through the basics of speech and telephony technology. It then addresses Microsoft's specific implementations and what it can do for most companies. From there, the specific components are discussed individually and in depth. The book helps readers create an application from scratch, building upon an existing web site, but adding brand new functionality as well. All of the issues associated with setup, security and administration, development, debugging, and deployment are included in the walkthroughs.