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November 2022

Nov 9

General availability: Multivariate Anomaly Detection

NOW AVAILABLE

Multivariate Anomaly Detection will allow you to evaluate multiple signals and the correlations between them to find sudden changes in data patterns.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Applied AI Services
  • Services
  • Features

October 2022

Oct 12

Public preview: Computer Vision Image Analysis 4.0

IN PREVIEW

Get results from all Image Analysis visual features including Read (OCR) with only need one API call.

  • Computer Vision
  • Services
  • Features

September 2022

Sep 30

Migrate to conversational language understanding before Language Understanding (LUIS) is retired on 1 October 2025

Target retirement date: October 01, 2025

Language Understanding (LUIS) will be retired on 1 October 2025

  • Language Understanding (LUIS)
  • Conversational language understanding
  • Retirements

August 2022

Aug 5

Retirement of Computer Vision API v3.2 previews

Target retirement date: January 30, 2023

Migrate your workloads to Computer Vision API v3.2 GA before 30 January 2023.

  • Retirements

July 2022

Jul 15

Responsible AI investments and safeguards for Facial Recognition

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: July 01, 2023

The Cognitive Services team has updated our approach to facial recognition including adding a new Limited Access policy, removing AI classifiers of sensitive attributes and bolstering our investments in fairness and transparency.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Video Indexer
  • Compliance
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Retirements

June 2022

Jun 1

Generally available: Azure NC A100 v4 virtual machines for AI

NOW AVAILABLE

Perfect for a range of AI workloads, this new virtual machines series can give you a significant performance boost over our previous NC generation series.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jun 1

General availability: Conversational language understanding

NOW AVAILABLE

Conversational language understanding includes multilingual transformer-based models as the underlying model architecture and results in significant accuracy improvements over its predecessor, LUIS.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

May 2022

May 24

Public preview: Azure Cognitive Services updates

IN PREVIEW

Azure Cognitive Services is announcing the following preview updates at Build: Azure OpenAI Service and summarization capabilities in Azure Cognitive Service for Language.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Build
May 24

Generally available: Azure Cognitive Service for Language

NOW AVAILABLE

Cognitive Service for Language now includes custom named entity recognition and custom text classification.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 24

Public preview: New modern capabilities for Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Simplify and expedite application development and reduce time-to-market with new features for Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 12

Generally available: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) announced the general availability of the new model with support for 164 languages. It’s also available as a Docker container.

  • Computer Vision
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 30

General availability: Azure Cognitive Search implements debug sessions

NOW AVAILABLE

Streamline your Cognitive Search operations with debug sessions for building, testing, and modifying skillsets.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
  • Features
Mar 21

Azure QnA Maker will be retired on 31 March 2025

Target retirement date: March 31, 2025

Migrate to custom question answering before Azure QnA Maker is retired on 31 March 2025.

  • QnA Maker
  • Retirements
Mar 2

Public preview: Enhancements to Azure Form Recognizer for Azure Applied AI Services

IN PREVIEW

Azure Form Recognizer now supports extraction from custom documents, W-2 forms, access to the read API, additional human languages and enhancements.

  • Azure Applied AI Services
  • Features

February 2022

Feb 14

Public preview: OCR supports 164 languages in the Cognitive Services Computer Vision

IN PREVIEW

Computer Vision Read API for Optical Character Recognition (OCR), part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with support for new languages including Arabic, Hindi, and other regional languages with the same writing scripts. It also extends handwritten OCR support for Japanese and Korean, along with enhancements for handwritten dates, names, and amounts and general performance and AI quality enhancements.

  • Features
Feb 2

Public preview: Anomaly Detector adds synchronous multivariate detection and improved anomaly interpretation

IN PREVIEW

Start using Anomaly Detector’s multivariate detection synchronously for quicker response, easier operations, and more informative result interpretation to help you analyze root causes.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features

January 2022

Jan 5

Public preview: Semantic Search update

IN PREVIEW

Semantic Search, a feature of Azure Cognitive Search, is now available for direct configuration in the Azure Portal.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 3

Private preview: Azure OpenAI Service combines access to powerful GPT-3 language models with Azure’s enterprise capabilities

IN PREVIEW

Apply advanced language models to a variety of use cases with Azure OpenAI Service.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Azure Applied AI Services | Azure Cognitive Search updates now generally available

Azure Cognitive Search has expanded language and regional availability.

  • Azure Applied AI Services
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Azure Cognitive Service for Language now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cognitive Service for Language provides high-quality natural language capabilities, from sentiment analysis and entity extraction to automated question answering.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

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