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Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.
From 1 September 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Prebuilt and Custom will change.
From 2 September 2019, the Resource GUIDs (also known as Meter IDs) of Custom Speech endpoint hosting in Speech Services for US Gov region will change.
Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.
The latest release of the Text Analytics API’s sentiment capability (v3) provides a significant improvement in detecting positive, neutral and negative sentiment of text documents. It is available for public preview Central Canada, East Asia and Central US.
Immersive Reader is an Azure Cognitive Service for developers who want to embed inclusive capabilities into their apps for enhancing text reading and comprehension for users regardless of age or ability.
We are happy to announce the general availability of Named Entity Recognition supporting English and Spanish languages as part of Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics API.
Anomaly Detector, a new service within Azure Cognitive Services, is now available for developers. Easily embed anomaly detection capabilities into your apps to quickly identify problems and help minimise loss and customer impact.
Easily customise your own state-of-the-art computer vision models for your unique use case. Just upload a few labelled images and let Custom Vision Service do the hard work. With just one click, you can export trained models to be run on a device or as Docker containers.
From 1 April 2019, the resource GUIDs and the unit of measure for Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting will change.
Cognitive Services Speech Services now offers a neural text-to-speech capability in preview. Use this capability to deploy voices to apps that are nearly indistinguishable from the human voice.
From 21 December 2018, you’ll be able to associate your Cognitive Services subscription with an Azure Search skillset. The skillset execution will be charged as part of the Cognitive Services subscription. On 21 December 2018, we’ll also begin charging for image extraction as part of our document-cracking stage. Text extraction from documents will continue to be offered at no additional cost.
Announcing general availability of custom translation capability in Translator Text Cognitive Service
Announcing language understanding cognitive service container support in preview
Deploy Azure Cognitive Services on-premises and on the edge with container support in Cognitive Services. Cognitive Services containers allow developers to use the same intelligent APIs that are available in Azure, but with the flexibility that comes with Docker containers.
New enhancements include Logo detection in Custom Vision Service and Translation improvements.
New regions are now available for Azure Cognitive Services. The Content Moderator, Computer Vision, Face, Translator Text and Language Understanding (LUIS) Services are now generally available in US Government regions.
Speech service is now generally available, combining the following capabilities in one service: speech-to-text, text-to-speech, custom speech and speech translation.
Version 0.5.0 of the Speech SDK for Cognitive Services has been released with support for UWP, .NET Standard, and Java; feature updates; and bug fixes.
Cognitive Services Speech SDK 0.4.0 has been released with additional functionalities of audio input stream support and detailed output format support, along with bug fixes.