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November 2018

Nov 14

Azure Cognitive Services Containers are in preview

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.

  • Cognitive Services
Nov 14

Azure Cognitive Services new enhancements

NOW AVAILABLE

New enhancements include Logo Detection in Custom Vision Service and Translation improvements.

  • Cognitive Services

October 2018

Oct 17

Azure Cognitive Services available in new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Cognitive Services

September 2018

Sep 24

Azure Cognitive Services—Speech Service now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Speech service is now generally available, combining the following capabilities in one service: speech-to-text; text-to-speech; custom speech; and speech translation.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Speech Services

July 2018

Jul 16

Public preview: Speech SDK 0.5.0 for Cognitive Services

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

June 2018

Jun 7

Cognitive Services Speech SDK June 2018 update

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.

  • Cognitive Services

May 2018

May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Custom Vision Service API

IN PREVIEW

Custom Vision Service API aims to identify trained objects and show their location within images.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Computer Vision API

IN PREVIEW

Computer Vision API represents a collection of state-of-the-art image-processing algorithms, designed to return information based on visual content and to help generate suitable thumbnails.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Visual Search API

NOW AVAILABLE

Bing Visual Search API is a new service that delivers intelligent image understanding capabilities from Bing.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Statistics

NOW AVAILABLE

The Bing Statistics add-in provides metrics such as call volume, top queries, API response, code distribution, and market distribution.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Bing Custom Search API

NOW AVAILABLE

Bing Custom Search API is an easy-to-use, ad-free search solution that lets you build a search experience and query content on your website or across a selected set of websites or domains.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Language Understanding speech to intent

NOW AVAILABLE

Language Understanding (LUIS), a machine learning-based service, offers simple tools to build your own language understanding models (intents/entities) to help any bot or app provide natural language-based user interactions.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | QnA Maker API

NOW AVAILABLE

QnA Maker API provides a web-based service to train AI to respond to questions in a natural, conversational way.

  • Cognitive Services
May 21

Microsoft Cognitive Services | Microsoft Speech Services

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Speech Services, with an important set of updates, lets you access speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and speech translation APIs in one unified offer on the Azure portal.

  • Cognitive Services

December 2017

Dec 21

Preview: Azure SDK for Go 12.0.0

IN PREVIEW

Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/...` or use dep.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Cognitive Services

May 2017

May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Vision Service

IN PREVIEW

Custom Vision Service will soon be available in public preview. It's a new, easy-to-use, customizable web service that will learn to recognize specific content in imagery, powered by state-of-the-art machine-learning neural networks that become smarter with training.

  • Cognitive Services
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Video Indexer

IN PREVIEW

Video Indexer will soon be available free in preview. This new service will represent one of the industry’s most comprehensive video AI services.

  • Cognitive Services
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Custom Decision Service

IN PREVIEW

Custom Decision Service will soon be available in preview. This new service will help you create intelligent systems with a cloud-based contextual decision-making API that will adapt with experience.

  • Cognitive Services
May 11

Microsoft Cognitive Services—Bing Custom Search

IN PREVIEW

Bing Custom Search, soon to be in preview, will let you create a highly-customized web search experience that will deliver better and more relevant results through a commercial grade service. Featuring a straightforward user interface, Bing Custom Search will enable you to create your own web search engine without a line of code.

  • Cognitive Services
May 2

Custom Speech Service

IN PREVIEW

Custom Speech Service (formerly the Custom Recognition Intelligent Service) will let you customize Microsoft's speech-to-text engine.

  • Cognitive Services

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