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    November 2019

    Nov 13

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

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Retirements
    • Services
    Nov 5

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

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Nov 4

    Azure Cognitive Services capabilities are now 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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Microsoft Ignite

    October 2019

    Oct 2

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

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    September 2019

    Sep 20

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

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Computer Vision
    • Services
    Sep 12

    Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics—New sentiment analysis capability is 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.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    August 2019

    Aug 8

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 26

    Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Name Changes

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Jul 23

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Jul 15

    Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    Jul 10

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics sentiment v3 available in public 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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text Analytics
    • Features
    • Services

    June 2019

    Jun 20

    Public Preview: Immersive Reader, an Azure Cognitive Service

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Jun 6

    Cognitive Services Text Analytics' Named Entity Recognition is 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.

    • Text Analytics
    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    April 2019

    Apr 2

    Anomaly Detector is now available

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services
    Apr 2

    Cognitive Services Custom Vision is 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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    January 2019

    Jan 18

    Azure Cognitive Services Custom Speech Model Hosting resource GUID change

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Services

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    Cognitive Services Speech Services neural text-to-speech capability is 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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Text to Speech
    • Services
    Dec 11

    Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

    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.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Azure Cognitive Search
    • Services
    Dec 4

    Custom Translation capability of Text Translator

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

    • Cognitive Services
    • Translator Text
    • Features
    • Microsoft Connect
    Dec 4

    Language Understanding Container Support: Preview

    Announcing Language Understanding Cognitive Service Container Support in Preview

    • Cognitive Services
    • Language Understanding
    • Features
    • Microsoft Connect

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