Sep 17 2020 08:58 AM
Sep 17 2020 08:58 AM
Project Cortex Overview
Project Cortex is an “artificial intelligence & Microsoft Graph powered” knowledge network solution which will be soon generally available as part of Microsoft 365. The solution empowers people to act quickly, learn better, upskill faster, know people & skills they own. Microsoft Graph and AI powered Cortex solution is not only a sleeping knowledge network that is manually built by SMEs & experts, the knowledge contents & network are AI built – The AI behind the solution, also Interact with users and learn by itself, automatically connect – organize knowledge across the organization, discover/deliver insights for users. In simple words it acts like a knowledge Genie within Microsoft 365 horizons and beyond.
What’s actually need of the time ?
Technical Reference Model
From author Point of View – the solution itself is built in the combination of two layers and the components are differentiated in application and processing layer. While processing layer is filled with the M365 components such as Microsoft Graph, AI, Delve, Microsoft Search, etc., – the application layer is the Cortex features itself – Moreover the below mentioned reference model is subject to change post GA based on the information reveled by MS in later stages. The components in the data layer & end user layer are made compatible for the actual solution which is subject to expand in the coming days – at present Cortex can connect 100+ Data sources through external connectors.
Application Layer Explained : Topic Cards
Application Layer Explained : Topic Pages
Application Layer Explained : Knowledge Center
Application Layer Explained : Content Center
Cortex Admin Center & Roles
There will be separate admin center for project cortex & below are the various knowledge network roles to manage the project cortex from an administrator perspective to ensure that knowledge is protected, authoritative & securely shared.
Fluid Framework : We very well aware that there are lot many features on the way. We also look forward for features such as co-authoring, ability to construct as well as de-construct the content into collaborative building blocks, use them across applications, and combine them in a new, more flexible kind of document.