Thank you to Project Cortex launch partners Agilisys and Rightpoint for co-presenting with us on the August 12 meeting of the Project Cortex Office Hours series. We told you more about how to make the business case for Project Cortex at your organization. Graeme McLeane and Ruben Hugo from Agilisys and Jesse Murray from Rightpoint followed by discussing the business value they see with Project Cortex and how it fits into their service offerings.


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Recording – August 12: Business case for Project Cortex

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Learn more about how Project Cortex launch partner Agilisys makes digital perform for the UK public sector

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Presentation - August 12: Project Cortex overview

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Agilisys customer story

Find out how Agilisys worked with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to deliver a modern content services solution by migrating to Microsoft 365 and implementing the latest cloud-based collaboration technologies.

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Rightpoint customer story

Find out how Rightpoint partnered with Grant Thornton to transform the way they work and collaborate internally, specifically by introducing a new digital workspace.

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Q & A

Thank you for all your questions during the Microsoft Teams live event. Even if we don’t answer them on the air, we use your questions to inform our Project Cortex FAQ and technical documentation.

A selection of questions and responses from the Q&A portion of the meeting follow.

Q: Are there any updates on naming, pricing, or licensing? When is GA?

A: We’ll provide more details on GA, naming, pricing, and licensing at Microsoft Ignite 2020. Stay tuned.

Q: Will there be a public preview option?

No, we aren’t holding public previews. We plan to have trial licenses available at GA.

Q: Is it too late to start working with a partner now?

A: No, it’s never too late to start working with a partner! Visit the Microsoft Content Services Partner Program page at to find a list of our Content Services partners. This list includes Project Cortex launch partners – like Agilisys and Rightpoint – who are actively being trained to be able to help customers move forward with planning, implementation, envisioning, and deployment services for Project Cortex.

Q: Will knowledge experts need to spend lots of time on the topic pages initially?

A: We’ve designed Project Cortex to be able to deliver meaningful and relevant information, even if someone hasn’t curated the page.

Knowledge experts can decide how much time they want to spend designing the pages, based on your organization’s needs and governance policies. Most of the gestures in SharePoint, such as web parts, will be available to you in Project Cortex.

Q: How important is a broadly defined term store to Project Cortex's topic and knowledge capabilities?

A: It’s increasingly important as we think about the next few quarters or so. At launch, you'll be able to specify a starter list of topics. Project Cortex can also go find topics.

In the first several months after GA, we’ll add capabilities that will allow you to pair a Project Cortex topic to a taxonomy term. You’ll be able to use those terms to signal probable topics for Project Cortex to look for in your content. You’ll also be able to explicitly tag content with a paired term, which will send a stronger signal to Project Cortex that content should be rolled up into that topic as well.