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October 2020

Oct 20

Azure Cognitive Services Translator — Canadian French language text translation now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Translator to add Canadian French translation to your apps, products, and workflows.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Oct 14

Azure Cognitive Services has achieved human parity in image captioning

NOW AVAILABLE

Computer Vision, part of Azure Cognitive Services, now offers an updated image captioning capability that has achieved human parity based on the Novel Object Captioning at Scale (NOCAPS) benchmark.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services

September 2020

Sep 30

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— Assamese language now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports the Assamese language.

  • Translator
  • Features
Sep 22

Azure Cognitive Services general availability updates

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability updates in Azure Cognitive Services Decision, Speech, and containers categories.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

New Azure Cognitive Services and capabilities in preview

IN PREVIEW

Preview capabilities in Azure Cognitive Services Decision, Vision, and containers categories.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Stack Edge Mini R is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new lineup of rugged edge devices are now generally available. Azure Stack Edge Mini R is a lightweight, portable, battery-operated device - small enough to fit into a backpack - designed for the harshest environments and disconnected scenarios.

  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Cognitive Search - Managed identity support and Private Endpoints are GA

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now request Azure Cognitive Search to create an outbound private endpoint connection in order to securely access data from such data sources via indexers . You can also create identity for a search service in Azure Active Directory, then use RBAC permissions to grant the identity permissions to Azure data sources.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Stack Edge Pro with GPU now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Run your workloads and get quick actionable insights right at the edge where data is created with Azure Stack Edge Pro, now available with the NVIDIA T4 GPU.

  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure Stack Edge Pro R now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stack Edge Pro R with NVIDIA's T4 GPU and a ruggedized case is designed to operate in remote areas and runs powerful analytics at the edge for quick results.

  • Azure Stack Edge
  • Microsoft Ignite

August 2020

Aug 27

Version 2 of Translator is retiring on 24 May 2021

Target retirement date: May 24, 2021

Migrate to version 3 of Translator

  • Translator
  • Retirements
Aug 27

Immersive Reader is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Services
Aug 21

Public Preview: Cognitive Services Form Recognizer v2.1

IN PREVIEW

Form Recognizer v2.1-preview.1 has been released. It includes support for new languages, checkbox/selection marks, and the submit multiple form types to a single model Id.

  • Form Recognizer
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Aug 20

Simplified Chinese language support now available in Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision public preview

IN PREVIEW

Computer Vision Read API v3.1, part of Cognitive Services, announces its public preview with support for Simplified Chinese language.

  • Computer Vision
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 20

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— New languages now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Translator Text now supports the Odia, Dari, Pashto, Central Kurdish and Northern Kurdish languages.

  • Translator
  • Features

July 2020

Jul 8

Custom Commands is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Streamline the process for creating task-oriented voice applications with Custom Commands (now generally available).

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Jul 8

Neural Text to Speech expands to new languages

NOW AVAILABLE

Neural Text to Speech is expanding language support, with 15 new natural-sounding voices that feature state-of-the-art neural speech synthesis models:

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Features
Jul 8

Text Analytics for health is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

The health feature of Text Analytics uses natural language processing techniques to find and label valuable information in unstructured clinical documents such as doctor’s notes, discharge summaries, clinical documents, and electronic health records.

  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
Jul 8

Form Recognizer is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Form Recognizer extracts text, tables, and key value pairs quickly and accurately from documents, both-on premises and in the cloud.

  • Form Recognizer
  • Services
  • Features

June 2020

Jun 25

Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Azure Speech Services REST API v3.0 is now available, along with several new features.

  • Speech Services
  • Services
  • Features
Jun 11

Live Video Analytics now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Live Video Analytics is a platform to capture, record, and analyze live video and publish the results (video and/or video analytics), enabling intelligent video applications.

  • Media Services
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Services
  • Features

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