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November 2019

13 Nov

Migrate from Bing Speech to Speech Services and the Speech SDK by January 14, 2020

Target retirement date: January 14, 2020

We’re extending the Bing Speech retirement date to January 14, 2020.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Retirements
5 Nov

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New languages added to sentiment analysis

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Cognitive Services Text Analytics' sentiment analysis v3 now supports 10 languages including English, Japanese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Language service
  • Services
  • Features
4 Nov

Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The following Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now in preview—Custom Neural Voice capability Custom Speech with Office 365 data Text Analytics; Sentiment Analysis 3.0 Text Analytics; Expanded Entity Type Support in Entities 3.0 endpoint Text Analytics; Personally Identifiable Information support in Entities 3.0 endpoint.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Language service
  • Features

October 2019

2 Oct

Twelve Cognitive Services are available for free with an Azure free account

NOW AVAILABLE

Twelve Cognitive Services are now available for free with an Azure free account. Give your apps, websites, and bots the ability to see, understand, and interpret people’s needs using natural methods of communication.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

September 2019

20 Sep

Public Preview: Computer Vision releasing 'Read' text extraction feature in containers

IN PREVIEW

We are releasing our latest text understanding feature , 'Read', in Docker containers for customers to run locally.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • Services
12 Sep

Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cognitive Services Text Analytics has a new sentiment analysis capability supporting Japanese and Simplified Chinese languages in addition to the previously announced English language model.

  • Language service
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

August 2019

7 Aug

Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features

July 2019

26 Jul

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Name Changes

Effective September 1, 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Pre-built and Custom will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
23 Jul

Cognitive Services Speech US Gov Resource GUID Change

Effective September 2, 2019, the Resource GUIDs (also known as Meter IDs) of Custom Speech endpoint hosting in Speech Services for US Gov region will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
15 Jul

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

IN PREVIEW

Form Recognizer learns the structure of your forms to intelligently extract text and data.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
10 Jul

Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

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 in public preview Central Canada, East Asia, and Central US.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Language service
  • Services
  • Features

June 2019

20 Jun

Public Preview: Immersive Reader, an Azure Cognitive Service

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
6 Jun

Cognitive Services Text Analytics' Named Entity Recognition is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Language service
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

May 2019

7 May

Significant new updates to Azure Cognitive Services

We are introducing a new category in Cognitive Services called Decision that reflects the evolution of the product portfolio. We are also introducing new services and capabilities under the Vision, Speech and Language categories. And, we are continuing to make more Cognitive Services available on the edge and on-premises with containers. <br> <a href="https://aka.ms/Build2019_AI-ML" data-event="area-build-announcements-clicked-announcement">Read blog</a>

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

April 2019

2 Apr

Anomaly Detector is now available

IN PREVIEW

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 minimize loss and customer impact.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
2 Apr

Cognitive Services Custom Vision is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily customize your own state-of-the-art computer vision models for your unique use case. Just upload a few labeled 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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

January 2019

18 Jan

Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting resource GUID change

NOW AVAILABLE

Effective April 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs and the unit of measure for Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

December 2018

19 Dec

Cognitive Services Speech Services neural text-to-speech capability is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text to speech
  • Services
11 Dec

Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

IN PREVIEW

Starting December 21, 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 December 21, 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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
4 Dec

Custom Translation capability of Text Translator

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing general availability of custom translation capability in Translator Text Cognitive Service

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Translator
  • Microsoft Connect
  • Features

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