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May 2020

14 May

Azure Private Link is now available for multiple new Azure services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now supports multiple new Azure services in general availability and preview.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Event Hubs
  • Event Grid
  • Service Bus
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Container Registry
  • Azure Backup
  • Azure SignalR Service
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

March 2020

17 Mar

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

February 2020

24 Feb

Cognitive Services Bing Speech API is being retired 1st November 2021

Target retirement date: November 01, 2021

To continue providing speech recognition and translation capabilities in your current Bing Speech applications, you will need to migrate them to Speech Services and the Speech SDK

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Retirements

December 2019

18 Dec

Azure Search meter names will change on 1st February 2020

Effective 1st February 2020, the meter names of Azure Search will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services

July 2019

24 Jul

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling U.S. public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Microsoft Build

May 2019

18 May

Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name change

Effective 1st July 2019, the Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
18 May

Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard Unit Resource GUID change

Effective 1st July 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard S1, S2 and S3 Unit for the Japan East region will change.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
6 May

Azure Search now supports complex search types

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search now supports complex searches for raw datasets that don’t break down neatly.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Microsoft Build
6 May

The Cognitive Search feature of Azure Search is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Cognitive Search is an enrichment pipeline that transforms raw, unstructured content into rich searchable information in an Azure Search index.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Microsoft Build
6 May

New knowledge mining capabilities in Azure Search

Cognitive search capability, the content-understanding feature within Azure Search, now offers a single mechanism to apply a series of pre-built and custom AI models to data. In addition, a new knowledge store capability in cognitive search enables developers to further leverage the insights and metadata they extracted from the cognitive search pipeline. Read blog

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features

April 2019

2 Apr

Azure Search—New storage optimied service tiers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years or e-discovery applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

February 2019

7 Feb

Blob output partitioning in Azure Stream Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features

December 2018

11 Dec

Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

IN PREVIEW

Starting 21st December 2018, you will 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 21st December 2018, we will 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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services

May 2017

11 May

Synonyms for Azure Search

IN PREVIEW

Support for synonyms in Azure Search, soon to be in preview, is one of our most requested features on UserVoice. Synonyms functionality will allows for Azure Search to not only return results that match the query terms that were typed into the search box, but also return results that match synonyms of the query terms.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features

December 2016

1 Dec

General availability: New API version and .NET SDK for Azure Search

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search has released new features in API version 2016-09-01 and a new .NET SDK.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Management
  • SDK and Tools

August 2016

22 Aug

Azure Search: .NET SDK preview and portal support for Blob/Table indexers

IN PREVIEW

Azure Search has released a new preview version of the .NET SDK and supports Blob and Table storage indexers in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools

June 2016

14 Jun

Azure Search: Update to the Search Traffic Analytics dashboard in Power BI

The updated Power BI content pack for Azure Search contains insightful data about your Azure Search service and useful visualizations.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
9 Jun

Azure Search S3 and S3 High Density tiers in public preview, and Basic tier generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search helps developers build rich, first-class search experiences into their applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

May 2016

3 May

Public preview: Azure Search Blob indexer parses structured JSON content

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Storage Accounts
  • Features

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