QnA Maker managed is now renamed to custom question answering
QnA Maker managed (preview) was launched in November 2020 as a free public preview offering. It introduced several new features including enhanced relevance using a deep learning ranker, precise answers, and end-to-end region support.
As part of our effort to consolidate the language offerings from Cognitive Services, QnA Maker managed is now a feature within Text Analytics, and it has been renamed to custom question answering.
Creating a new custom question answering service
Create a Text Analytics resource to use question answering and other features such as entity recognition, sentiment analysis, etc.
Now when you create a new Text Analytics resource, you can select features that you want included. Select custom question answering (preview) and continue to create your resource.
You can no longer create a QnA Maker managed resource from the QnA Maker create flow, instead you will be redirected to the Text Analytics service. There is no change to the QnA Maker stable release.
- All existing QnA Maker managed (preview) resources continue to work as before. There is no action required for these resources at this time.
- The creation flow for Custom question answering (preview) is the primary change. The service, portal, endpoints, SDK, etc. remain as before.
- Custom question answering (preview) continues to be offered as a free public preview. This feature is only available as part of Text Analytics Standard resources. Do not change your pricing tier for Text Analytics resources to free.
- Custom question answering (preview) is available in the following regions:
- South Central US
- North Europe
- Australia East.