We were happy to tell you more about SharePoint Syntex, the first product from Project Cortex, during the September 30 meeting of the Project Cortex Office Hours series. Available on October 1, 2020, to all Microsoft 365 commercial customers, SharePoint Syntex uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge.
In the meeting, we also announced the Preferred and Charter members of the Microsoft 365 Content Services Partner Program. They can help customers with their planning and implementation of Project Cortex and Microsoft 365.
View the recording, browse the deck, visit the SharePoint Syntex page, and view Microsoft Ignite sessions to see how Microsoft 365 and Project Cortex empower people with knowledge and expertise.
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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 when Project Cortex will be available?
A: SharePoint Syntex, the first product from Project Cortex, is available to purchase for all Microsoft 365 commercial customers.
In addition to SharePoint Syntex, we’ll be releasing other innovations later this year that help you organize information into topics and deliver knowledge across Microsoft 365 apps. We’ll have more details to share on Project Cortex topic experiences later in 2020.
Q: Are there any pricing and licensing updates?
A: SharePoint Syntex is available as a user-based add-on for Microsoft 365 plans for commercial customers. For more details, visit our Microsoft 365 Enterprise Licensing page.
We’ll have more details to share on Project Cortex topic experiences, including licensing and availability, later this year.
Q: Which users need a license for SharePoint Syntex?
A: Anyone using, consuming, or otherwise benefiting from SharePoint Syntex capabilities requires a license. This includes the following scenarios:
- Access a Content Center
- Create a document understanding model in a Content Center
- Upload content to a library where a document understanding model is associated (whether in a Content Center or elsewhere)
- Manually execute a document understanding model
- View a library where a document understanding model is associated
- Create a forms processing model via the entry point in a SharePoint library
- Upload content to a library where a forms processing model is associated
- View a library where a forms processing model is associated
To illustrate this with an example. Imagine a recruitment team using a SharePoint Syntex document understanding model to extract data from CVs/resumes. In this scenario, there’ll be multiple roles:
- A model builder
- One or more individuals uploading CVs as they are received
- Recruiters and hiring managers reviewing the files and extracted metadata in a SharePoint library
In this case, all individuals involved in this process will require a SharePoint Syntex license.
Q: Is any data processed by Project Cortex in the tenant held or processed externally geographically to the tenant?
A: Data in your tenant stays in your tenant. For AI Builder Forms, content is transited to an Azure processing queue while being processed and is purged after processing.
Q: You introduced preferred and chartered content and services partners at Microsoft Ignite. Where can I find more information to become a preferred / chartered partner? When is the next application round for the partner program?
A: The next round of Content Services Partner Program applications will open later this year. If you join the Project Cortex mailing list and select to receive information about the Content Services Partner Program, you'll receive an email when applications open. https://aka.ms/projectcortex#join.