Pricing OCS2007 Speech Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,


    Can you buy Speech Server 2007 separately from OCS 2007? And how much will it cost (standard edition)?


    I already know the pricing on gotspeech, but I'm looking for alternatives / second opinions.


    Any ideas or links?





    Kind regards


    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:55 AM

All replies

  • Speech Server cannot be purchased separately from OCS.

    Monday, March 3, 2008 1:57 PM
  • Dries,


    It would be useful to understand why you are asking?


    Speech Server can be installed stand alone, without having to deploy any other server role of OCS.

    So if you need just the Speech Server functionality, you just pay for the licenses that you need for Speech Server.


    Licensing is therefore to be distinguished from the deployment topology.


    I wonder if your question is related to the deployment or licensing?





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    Thursday, April 3, 2008 3:11 AM

    I also have this question, and it's about licensing, not deployment.


    "...you just pay for the licenses that you need for Speech Server."


    Unfortunately I haven't found it to be obvious which OCS license(s) are needed if I just want to run standalone Speech Server. Does OCS standard/enterprise make any difference if I'm running only speech server?


    Can any point to information explaining OCS licensing in speech server terms?



    Friday, July 11, 2008 4:50 PM
  • There are two main topologies of installing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Speech Server (Speech Server (2007) in short):

    1) Speech Server (2007) Stand-alone (the default when you run the Speech Server set-up)

    2) Speech Server (2007) as a server role in an OCS (see many blog posts, like http://blogs.msdn.com/midunn/archive/2008/06/17/integrating-speech-server-with-office-communications-server.aspx)


    When installing Speech Server (2007) Stand-alone it is an all-in-one installation, installing all run-time components on one server. It is for that server that you need to pay a server license, and possibly (see http://gotspeech.net/blogs/michaeldunn/archive/2007/08/20/speech-server-2007-pricing-revealed.aspx) External Connector licenses in case external authentication takes place.


    Client Access Licenses may be required (as you can read in the above blog) in case internal users authenticate themselves in the dialog.


    When installing Speech Server as a server role in OCS, it requires (an) additional server license(s) for OCS server(s) since co-locating other OCS server roles with the Speech Server (2007) server role is not supported.

    Friday, July 11, 2008 11:06 PM