M365 Changelog: Microsoft Syntex – Content Assembly – Choose Fields in Modern Templates to Create Document Library Columns

MC533807 – Microsoft will be rolling out the ability to map fields of a modern template to library columns in Microsoft Syntex Content Assembly.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98126

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Rollout is expected to start in mid-March and is expected to be complete by late March 2023.

Standard Release: Rollout is expected to start in late March and is expected be complete by early April 2023.

How this will affect your organization:

Users will see a new “Select from managed metadata term set/term” option as an input source while creating placeholders in modern templates.

When users select the Publish option to publish a modern template after creating the necessary fields, they can now choose to add some or all of the created fields into a custom view of the library.

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Now when users generate documents from the modern template, the values against the mapped fields will automatically start showing up in the library view. 

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Before this update, users had to train and build AI models to extract the information already configured as fields while publishing modern templates. With this feature, all the relevant metadata for your generated documents will be automatically available as columns in your document library.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may want to notify users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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