Retirement Announcement - Upgrade to Text-to-Speech Neural Voice on 31 August 2024

romungi-MSFT 43,451 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

Text-to-Speech currently supports both standard and neural voices. However, since the neural voices provide more natural sounding speech output, and thus, a better end-user experience, we are retiring the standard voices on 31st August 2024 and they will no longer be supported after that date.

If you have a question, please post it in this thread. 

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An Azure service that integrates speech processing into apps and services.
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  1. romungi-MSFT 43,451 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    To make the change, follow the steps to update the voice name in your speech synthesis request to the supported neural voice names in chosen languages by 31 August 2024. Starting 1st September 2024, standard voices will no longer be supported, please use neural voices for your speech synthesis request, on cloud or on prem. Follow the steps in this link.

    If you have any additional queries regarding this retirement, please use comments on this thread to ask your specific queries and we will try our best to answer those queries. Thank you

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