Microsoft Reveals SharePoint Syntex To Automate Content Categorization


Microsoft announces the general accessibility of Microsoft SharePoint Syntex as of October 1, 2020. It is the first packaged product to become known of the code-name Project Cortex initiative first declared in November 2019. Project Cortex gives back Microsoft’s ongoing investment in brilliant content services and the graph APIs to proactively traverse and classify digital assets from Microsoft 365 and other connected sources.

SharePoint Syntex will be accessible to M365 customers with E3 or E5 licenses for a small per-user uplift. It provides some of the basic artificial intelligence and machine-learning services that will help information managers to know, process, and tag the content automatically. The second phase includes the tools for knowledge curation and management which are expected in later 2020.

Many of the organizations have taken no notice of the importance of solid information architecture and metadata strategy that is whether they are using SharePoint or not. The improvements delivered in SharePoint Syntex could assist to get these strategies back on the path.

Organizing and tagging documents at an extensive scale is a daunting task that presently requires a great deal of human labor even so it is an important job to form a strong foundation on which to construct a strong set of knowledge discovery, delivery, and curation capabilities. SharePoint Syntex is placed to automatize some of these intensive labor and drive key outcomes.

Microsoft SharePoint Syntex will provide new ways of managing large volumes of documents through a new “content center” which leads various intelligent content services such as AI, ML, optical character recognition, enhanced taxonomy services, and more to the document libraries.

Microsoft is proceeding some of the most applicable Azure cognitive services and fill them into M365 through this SharePoint Syntex add-on product. The new model-building features will provide subject matter specialists and content stewards, who will define and refine how the intelligent services to extract, analyze, and tag data from documents.

The best part of SharePoint Syntex available in October include:

  • Processing of Image and Forms: The images can be automatically tagged by support what Microsoft calls a “new visual dictionary” to put in metadata descriptors when ordinary objects are recognized in an image which inclusive of JPGs, PNGs, PDFs, and so on. A further service permits non-technical users to construct an AI model to automatically take out values from semi-structured documents.
  • Document understanding: Lengthy text-large documents may have broad or long-term business value and welfare from consistent metadata tagging for greater search and discovery. SharePoint Syntex can automatize metadata tagging of content in rich documents.
  • Automated compliance labels: This automatically extracted metadata not only helps in well search and recovery but it also can be used to begin a workflow process, put in a retention policy through Microsoft’s newish retention label feature, or supporting sensitivity labels to control access and distribution of the document.

Microsoft customers can operate toward automating the organizing and tagging of documents by experimenting syntex with a subset of your user licenses, working with a specially trained partner to hit the ground running, and gathering your information and knowledge management gurus into a dream team.


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