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.
Recently a new update has been added to Microsoft Syntex Content Assembly to allow users to generate documents using images and tables as placeholders. I’ve have loved seeing the development of Syntex Content Assembly and using it to produce documents in bulk or single. The ability to add custom images or tables to documents is a big win for my customers. They will typically have lots of information in other lists or libraries and then want to use these entries to produce checklists & reports for engineers to perform actual on-site visits.
A big change is happening to Microsoft Syntex in that pay as you go (PAYG) is coming and this usage will be billed though a Microsoft Azure Subscription. This is currently in a FREE public preview and only initially for Syntex unstructured document processing (document understanding) and prebuilt document processing. I will setup Syntex pay as you go in my M365 tenant and Azure subscription and provide my thoughts.