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February 2020

Feb 11

Azure Cognitive Services—New types added to Named Entity Recognition v3

IN PREVIEW

The Named Entity Recognition (NER) v3 service (in preview) of Cognitive Services Text Analytics now has new entity types available, expanding the detection of general and personal information entities found in text.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Feb 1

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text—Five new languages added

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports five new languages—Irish, Punjabi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Portuguese (Portugal).

  • Cognitive Services
  • Translator Text

November 2019

Nov 21

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— Maori language now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Translator Text now supports the Maori language.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Translator Text
Nov 13

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.

  • Cognitive Services
Nov 5

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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
Nov 4

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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics

October 2019

Oct 2

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.

  • Cognitive Services

September 2019

Sep 20

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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
Sep 12

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.

  • Text Analytics
  • Cognitive Services

August 2019

Aug 8

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.

  • Cognitive 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
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
Jul 15

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Cognitive Services
Jul 10

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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics

June 2019

Jun 20

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.

  • Cognitive Services
Jun 6

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.

  • Text Analytics
  • Cognitive Services

April 2019

Apr 2

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.

  • Cognitive Services
Apr 2

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.

  • Cognitive Services

January 2019

Jan 18

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.

  • Cognitive Services

December 2018

Dec 19

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.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Text to Speech

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