Project Cortex

Traditional knowledge solutions tend to focus on content. Knowledge in Microsoft 365 is different, because it puts the people using the knowledge in the center.  Project Cortex delivers knowledge and data from your content to improve the quality of your time.

Microsoft 365 enables you to harness the knowledge and expertise of your organization, empowering everyone to make more informed decisions and take action faster. Project Cortex is a Microsoft 365 initiative that applies advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps you use every day.

Building on the leading content services of SharePoint, Project Cortex connects content in Microsoft 365 and external content and enables you to manage your information and streamline processes with advanced security, compliance and automated workflow.

SharePoint Syntex is available for purchase for all Microsoft 365 commercial customers. Other innovations from Project Cortex will become generally available later this year. Register here to keep informed.

How it works

Project Cortex applies AI to automatically organize your content, and delivers innovative experiences—topic cards, topic pages and knowledge centers—in Office, Outlook and Microsoft Teams.

SharePoint Syntex

SharePoint Syntex, the first product from Project Cortex, uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge. You can train Syntex to understand content like you do, to recognize key information, and to tag content automatically – helping you improve knowledge discovery and accelerate processes.

Frequently asked questions

Have questions about Project Cortex and SharePoint Syntex? Check out the Project Cortex FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions we hear from customers and partners.

Project Cortex Office Hours

Join us for the Project Cortex Office Hours series to learn more about Project Cortex, your knowledge in Microsoft 365. In this series, you’ll be able to engage with the Microsoft product team about Project Cortex. Held on select Wednesdays, 9am Pacific Time, each meeting focuses on a different topic related to Project Cortex. We're excited to help you discover more about the solution and related features, envision scenarios for your organization, and learn more about knowledge.

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Microsoft Ignite 2020

At Microsoft Ignite 2020, we announced SharePoint Syntex, the first product from Project Cortex. To hear more from our team about SharePoint Syntex and Project Cortex, watch the related sessions from Ignite 2020:

Read the latest Project Cortex announcements

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SharePoint Syntex

Turn content into knowledge with SharePoint Syntex

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Mott MacDonald

Learn how Microsoft customer Mott MacDonald is using Project Cortex to establish their vision of connected thinking - connecting people to knowledge and knowledge to people.

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Project Cortex Overview

See Project Cortex in action in this 90 second walkthrough.

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Microsoft Mechanics Live

From Ignite 2019! Join Naomi Moneypenny for a deep dive into Project Cortex.

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Empower people with knowledge

Empower people with knowledge and expertise in the apps you use everyday

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Content capture

See how easy it is to use content understanding to recognize document categories like contracts and capture key metadata with Project Cortex.

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Organize knowledge

See how to easily connect content to AI rules and automatically tag your content.

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Scenario - Starting a new project

See how Project Cortex can help a new project manager connect the knowledge and expertise she needs to be successful.

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Join Naomi Moneypenny and Adam Harmetz as they sit down with Mark Kashman and Chris McNulty in the Intrazone at Microsoft Ignite 2019.

This episode is our summer 2020 update on Project Cortex – digging into the managed metadata service (MMS), classification and knowledge curation – to learn how you and your company will further the union between people, content, and work processes. Mark and Chris talk with CJ Tan and Sean Squires, principal program managers on the Cortex team in Microsoft 365 engineering.

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