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May 2024

May 14

Introducing GPT-4o: OpenAI’s new flagship multimodal model now in preview on Azure

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2024

Microsoft is thrilled to announce the launch of GPT-4o, OpenAI’s new flagship model, now available on Azure AI in preview. This groundbreaking multimodal model integrates text, vision, and audio capabilities, setting a new standard for generative and conversational AI experiences. GPT-4o is available now in Azure OpenAI Service, in preview, with support for text and image. Azure OpenAI Service customers can explore GPT-4o’s extensive capabilities through a preview playground in Azure OpenAI Studio starting today in two regions in the US. This initial release focuses on text and vision inputs to provide a glimpse into the model's potential, paving the way for further capabilities like audio.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Azure AI services
  • Services
  • Features
May 10

Announcing the General Availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on Azure OpenAI Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2024

We are thrilled to announce the general availability of GPT-4 Turbo with Vision on the Azure OpenAI Service, which processes both text and image inputs and replaces several preview models. This multimodal model has already been used by customers in various industries to enhance efficiencies and innovate, with case studies to be featured at the upcoming Build conference. For deployment details and future enhancements, including JSON mode and function calling for image inputs, please refer to our Azure OpenAI Service resources and updates.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Azure AI Vision
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
  • Features

April 2024

Apr 17

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

Action recommended: Prepare for model version retirement in Azure OpenAI

  • Retirements
  • Services

March 2024

Mar 29

Long Audio API will be retired on 31 March 2027 – Migrate to the new batch synthesis API

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2027

Long Audio API will be retired on March 31, 2027

  • Features
Mar 29

Migrate to Azure AI Document Intelligence v3.1 GA version

Target retirement date: August 31, 2026

Azure AI Document Intelligence v2.0 API will be retired on 31 August 2026

  • Retirements
Mar 22

Azure Content Moderator will be retired on 15 March 2027

Target retirement date: March 15, 2027

We encourage users to explore our new offering Azure AI Content Safety that offers both new and updated capabilities to meet your content moderation needs.

  • Retirements

November 2023

Nov 15

Public preview: Azure Database for PostgreSQL extension for Azure AI

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2023

Leverage integrated Azure AI services to build intelligent apps in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features

October 2023

Oct 6

Retirement notice: Bing Speech will be retired on 3 November 2023

Target retirement date: November 03, 2023

Migrate from Bing Speech to Speech Services and the Speech SDK by 3 November 2023

  • Bing Speech
  • Retirements

September 2023

Sep 29

AI Services Personalizer will be retired on 1 October 2026

AI Services Personalizer will be retired on 1 October 2026

  • Azure AI Personalizer
  • Retirements
  • Features
Sep 29

Azure AI Translator S2-S4 billing instances will be retired on 1 October 2026 – transition to Commitment Tiers for discounted pricing.

Target retirement date: October 01, 2026

Retirement notice: Translator S2-S4 Volume Discount Instances will be retired on 1 October 2026

  • Retirements
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 29

AI Services Anomaly Detector will be retired on 1 October 2026

Target retirement date: October 01, 2026

AI Services Anomaly Detector will be retired on 1 October 2026

  • Retirements
  • Services
Sep 29

AI Services Metrics Advisor will be retired on 1 October 2026

Target retirement date: October 01, 2026

AI Services Metrics Advisor will be retired on 1 October 2026.

  • Retirements
  • Services
Sep 29

Computer Vision v1.0, v2.0, v2.1, v3.0, and v3.1 APIs will be retired on 13 September 2026

Target retirement date: September 13, 2026

Migrate to Azure Computer Vision 3.2 API before 13 September 2026

  • Retirements
Sep 15

Retirement: Azure AI Document Intelligence v2.0 API will be retired on 31 August 2026

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AI Document Intelligence v2.0 API will be retired on 31 August 2026 – Upgrade to v3.1 general availability API version

  • Retirements
Sep 6

Build AI-assisted calling workflows with Azure AI Speech and Azure Communication Services

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

Add speech capabilities into Azure Communication Services call automation workflows with Azure AI Speech.

  • Services
  • SDK and Tools

July 2023

Jul 26

Speech-to-text REST API v3.0 will be retired by 31 March 2026.

Target availability: Q1 2026

Speech-to-text REST API v3.0 will be retired by 31 March 2026. Update your code that uses Speech-to-text REST API. We recently updated the Speech-to-text REST API to version 3.1. Version 3.1 builds on the capabilities of the previous version and adds new features including language identification and multi-speaker diarization. With these enhancements, we'll retire version 3.0 of the API on 31 March 2026.

  • Azure AI Speech
  • SDK and Tools
Jul 18

Public Preview: Vector search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2023

With Vector search, Developers can store, index, and deliver search applications over vector representations of organizational data including text, images, audio, video, and more.

  • Features

June 2023

Jun 27

Public Preview: Azure OpenAI Service On Your Data

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2023

Introducing Azure OpenAI Service on your data in public preview, which unlocks the power of OpenAI models like ChatGPT and GPT-4 with your own data. It streamlines communication, enhances customer service, boosts productivity without training, provides access to specific data sources for accurate insights, and enables seamless data connectivity, web app deployment, and transformative conversational AI experiences.

  • Azure OpenAI Service
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
Jun 13

Microsoft Azure Load Testing - additional Azure components for server-side monitoring

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Load Testing load testing now supports additional Azure components for server-side monitoring during a load test run.

  • Azure Load Testing
  • Services
  • Features

May 2023

May 23

Announcing the public preview of custom Text Analytics for health

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q2 2023

Custom Text Analytics for health is the newest healthcare NLP offering from Cognitive Services for Language. It allows you to add a layer of customization on top of Text Analytics for health using state-of-the-art machine learning models to build your own healthcare entity extraction model with your specific domain data. The model's authoring experience can be performed either using the graphical user interface on the Language Studio or programmatically using the REST APIs. The feature is now in public preview allowing you to make 5,000 text records of predictions per language resource for free using the Standard (S) pricing tier.

  • Features

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