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Target retirement date: November 01, 2021
To continue providing speech recognition and translation capabilities in your current Bing Speech applications, you’ll need to migrate them to Speech Services and the Speech SDK
Effective February 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure Search will change.
Azure Search is now integrated with the Azure Government cloud, enabling U.S. public sector customers to create sophisticated search solutions.
Effective July 1, 2019, the Azure Search Document Cracking Image Extraction Resource GUID name will change.
Effective July 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure Search Basic Unit and Standard S1, S2 and S3 Unit for the Japan East region will change.
Azure Search now supports complex searches for raw datasets that don’t break down neatly.
Cognitive Search is an enrichment pipeline that transforms raw, unstructured content into rich searchable information in an Azure Search index.
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 Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.
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.
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 Search has released new features in API version 2016-09-01 and a new .NET SDK.
Azure Search has released a new preview version of the .NET SDK and supports Blob and Table storage indexers in the Azure portal.
The updated Power BI content pack for Azure Search contains insightful data about your Azure Search service and useful visualizations.
Azure Search helps developers build rich, first-class search experiences into their applications.
The Azure Search Blob indexer can now parse JSON documents while preserving document structure.
Azure Search supports Azure tables as a data source.
The Basic tier of Azure Search offers a low-cost and production-ready search service for your web and mobile applications.
Lucene query syntax is now available as part of the Azure Search REST API.
The Azure Search .NET SDK is now generally available.
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