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SharePoint Syntex to automate content categorization and build a foundation for knowledge curation


Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft SharePoint Syntex as of Oc. 1, 2020. This is the first packaged product to come out of the code-name Project Cortex initiative first announced in November 2019. Project Cortex reflects Microsoft's ongoing investment in intelligent content services and graph APIs to proactively explore and categorize digital assets from Microsoft 365 and other connected sources. Teams need tools to help them collaborate and stay productive while remotely working. SharePoint Syntex will be available to M365 customers with E3 or E5 licenses for a small per-user uplift.

Microsoft Aims to Bring AI to Mainstream Collaboration with Project Cortex


Microsoft intends to significantly simplify how people find organizational information through internal knowledge networks. It's via new technology set to appear next year, revealed as Project Cortex. If Project Cortex works as Microsoft envisions, it will streamline, or in many cases eliminate, the need for individuals to interrupt their work to search for internal information. Project Cortex, introduced at this month's Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, was a stealth effort in the works for more than two years. Project Cortex also promises to give Microsoft's vast partner ecosystem much to digest going into 2020, particularly as customers look to utilize it to enhance their collaboration and employee productivity efforts and Microsoft begins offering training and enablement for partners.

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Microsoft readies more developer tools for its 'Project Cortex' knowledge-management service


The cloud computing race in 2020 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves. Microsoft is still on track to deliver its'Project Cortex' knowledge-management service in early summer 2020. During the opening day of its Build developers conference on May 19, officials outlined more of the developer story and deliverables for Cortex, which is Microsoft's first major new Microsoft 365/Office 365 service since the company introduced Teams a few years ago. On May 19, officials provided details on new Microsoft Graph application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow developers to work with the Managed Metadata Services underlying Cortex.

How a new AI-powered service is helping one global company transform employee knowledge sharing


Developing a master plan to transform John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Keeping beachgoers safe from polluted waters in New Zealand with advanced analytics. Those are just a few of the thousands of complex projects delivered each year by Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consulting firm headquartered in London. With 180 principal offices in 50 countries, the company helps solve some of the world's most urgent social, environmental and economic challenges. Because Mott MacDonald doesn't create physical products, its success relies on the knowledge and expertise of its 16,000 employees.