SharePoint Syntex Updates - May 2021
Published May 25 2021 10:01 AM 9,619 Views

SharePoint Syntex brings advanced AI-powered content management to SharePoint & Microsoft 365. We’re continuing to work with our customers and partners to make updates and improvements. Here  are the latest updates to support powerful AI models that transform content into knowledge.




Sensitivity labels

Coming soon, you can automatically set sensitivity labels in document understanding models. This is in addition to the ability to automatically apply retention labels. Applying sensitivity labels (aka Microsoft Information Protection or "MIP" labels) enables you to classify and protect your organization's data, while making sure that productivity isn't hindered.


Automatic sensitivity labels are important because:

  • You don't need to train your users when to use each of your classifications.
  • You don't need to rely on users to classify all content correctly.
  • Users no longer need to know about your policies—they can instead focus on their work.
  • And also coming soon, Microsoft Viva Topics will be able to use sensitivity labels to restrict visibility of sensitive content, even if that  content is widely shared.


These changes will start to rollout to Targeted Release users in May 2021, and can be tracked on the Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap ID 81975.


Regular expressions

This month we also added a new regular expression (RegEx) explanation type, allowing you to provide more complex explanations when training a model. This update includes a set of RegEx explanation templates that can be used or edited like other explanation templates, such as date, currency, and phone number.




Regular expressions provide a powerful, flexible, and efficient method for processing text. The extensive pattern-matching notation of regular expressions enables you to quickly parse large amounts of text to find specific character patterns.


This update will also start rollout to Targeted Release users in May 2021, and can be tracked on the Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap ID 81976.


Developer Community Support: GitHub repository

We’re thrilled to announce the release of or Syntex developer community n GitHub. Visit our GitHub repository for Syntex community work to get community samples that demonstrate different usage patterns of Document Understanding models in Syntex. To start you off, we included four samples focused on benefit changes, contract notices, services agreements, and trade confirmations.


The samples in this repository contain both the Document Understanding model files, as well as the files used to train the model. Once imported in your Syntex Content Center site, you’ll be able to use these models to process files, as well as view and edit the key model elements – the classifier and extractors – to match your needs. If you want to further deploy the model, then checkout the Deploying Models article to learn more.


You can also use this repository to submit a community contribution, view the issue list, and participate in a discussion forum.



We’re continuing to improve and enhance SharePoint Syntex and we’ll share new features with you as they become available. To stay up to date on Knowledge and Content Services, and products updates like those listed here, subscribe to the Microsoft Viva newsletter.




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