Project Cortex automatically analyzes any data in Microsoft 365, extracts the information it contains, tags it with keywords and inserts it in a prepared form into a central knowledge hub. It does not matter from which source the data originates – from Teams, SharePoint or Yammer. External third-party data sources can also be seamlessly integrated via Microsoft Search. This creates a knowledge network that automatically organizes and permanently updates all relevant content according to common subject areas such as projects, products and processes. The knowledge gained in this way is made available in a situation-specific way via apps that employees know from their everyday work – for example, information on a special term that requires explanation when reading a news article in SharePoint, an e-mail in Outlook or a chat message in Teams.
The functionalities behind Project Cortex are made available in the form of autonomous and independent services – SharePoint Syntex is the first step. For this year, another service has been announced that will provide additional functionalities.