A new update has come to Microsoft Syntex called taxonomy Tagging. This allow existing Managed Metadata (termstore) columns to be added to a library and then AI will automatically tag documents matching terms in the termstore. The tagged documents can then help users to find documents through browsing and search. No rules or training of a model are required to setup the feature and it is all configured by the end user in a library with one configuration option on the column settings a Yes/No for Automatically tag documents with terms toggle switch.
A new feature has come to Microsoft Syntex to allow users from a SharePoint document library or OneDrive to extract and merge PDFs. Users can combine two or more PDF files into a new PDF file with the Merge PDFs action or split PDF pages into new PDF files with the Extract pages action. This is all from the UI and n longer is there the requirement for users to remove the files from SharePoint/OneDrive and use third party software applications/upload to web sites offering this service. This is great for security and usability!
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is now available in Microsoft Syntex - which allows extraction of text from images. Both printed and handwritten text can be extracted from images such as posters, labels, forms, invoices, site surveys etc.
An anticipated update has dropped into my M365 tenant today for Microsoft Syntex image tagging. Once SharePoint libraries are enabled for Syntex Image tagging and images are added they are then scanned by AI. The images are then automatically tagged with descriptive keywords with no training or manual tagging required.
A new prebuilt (and pre-trained) Syntex model has been available in Microsoft Syntex for processing Contracts. The prebuilt contracts model recognises contracts in a variety of different formats and extracts…
A new update has been added into Syntex Content Assembly to allow the fields (placeholders) used when generating a document to be mapped to document library columns. In the modern template settings on publishing users are prompted to choose which fields to map to document library columns. This is a great new feature as now a document is created by a user it will be tagged with all the metadata values used when creating the document.
A great new Microsoft Syntex update has recently become available to allow you to annotate documents in SharePoint. When the file is opened in SharePoint staff can then draw and highlight various parts of the document. This allows users to collaborate on files with others by annotating i.e. highlight key sections/values. A key point to note here is that the actual document is not modified and an additional copy of the document is not made. So the document integrity it retained i.e. modified timestamps. I think universal annotation is currently available if you have a Syntex per user licence and is only currently available for .PDF and .TIFF files.