Azure updates

Learn about important Azure product updates, roadmap, and announcements. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

RSS feed

maí 2020

30 maí

Azure Text Analytics—Opinion mining is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Opinion mining is now available in preview. A feature of sentiment analysis, it provides more granular information on the opinions related to aspects of a product or service mentioned in a review.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
29 maí

Azure Text Analytics v3 is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Text Analytics v3 with sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, language detection, and named entity recognition capabilities, as well as model version controls, is now generally available.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
19 maí

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now available in preview.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services
19 maí

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

New Cognitive Services capabilities are now generally available.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Computer Vision
  • QnA Maker
  • Speaker Recognition
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Services

febrúar 2020

24 feb.

Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API v3.0 now in preview

Target availability: Q1 2020

Cognitive Services Computer Vision Read API of is now available in v3.0 (in preview). Read features the newest models for optical character recognition (OCR), allowing you to extract text from printed and handwritten documents.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Computer Vision
  • Features
11 feb.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Services
1 feb.

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).

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Translator
  • Services

nóvember 2019

21 nóv.

Azure Cognitive Services Translator Text— Maori language now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

Translator Text now supports the Maori language.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Translator
  • Services
13 nóv.

Migrate from Bing Speech to Speech Services and the Speech SDK by January 14, 2020

Target retirement date: janúar 14, 2020

We’re extending the Bing Speech retirement date to January 14, 2020.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Retirements
  • Services
5 nóv.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
4 nóv.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite

október 2019

2 okt.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Services

september 2019

20 sep.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Computer Vision
  • Services
12 sep.

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
  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Services

ágúst 2019

8 ágú.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Features
  • Security
  • Services

júlí 2019

26 júl.

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Name Changes

Effective September 1, 2019, the meter names of Cognitive Services Form Recognizer Pre-built and Custom will change.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Services
23 júl.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Services
15 júl.

Cognitive Services Form Recognizer prebuilt capability

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Features
10 júl.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Text Analytics
  • Features
  • Services

júní 2019

20 jún.

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.

  • Hugfræðileg þjónusta
  • Services

Azure at Build

Resources

Download the quarterly Azure Updates retrospective.

2019 Q4

2019 Q3

2019 Q2

Read the Azure blog for the latest news.

Blog

Tell us what you think of Azure and what you want to see in the future.

Provide feedback

Azure is available in more regions than any other cloud provider.

Check product availability in your region