Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.
Microsoft announced that its Edge browser will support Speech Synthesis APIs with the next Windows 10 update. The support will allow websites to convert text to speech in a customized manner. Further, Microsoft will support Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) to enhance developer control.