Set up and manage enhanced image tagging in Microsoft Syntex

The image tagging service for Microsoft Syntex is set up in the Microsoft 365 admin center.



Before you can use image tagging in Syntex, you must first link an Azure subscription in Syntex pay-as-you-go. Image tagging in Syntex is billed based on the type and number of transactions.


You must be a SharePoint Administrator or Global Administrator to be able to access the Microsoft 365 admin center and set up image tagging.


Microsoft recommends that you use roles with the fewest permissions. This helps improve security for your organization. Global Administrator is a highly privileged role that should be limited to emergency scenarios when you can't use an existing role.

Set up image tagging

After an Azure subscription is linked to Microsoft Syntex, image tagging will be automatically set up and enabled for all SharePoint sites.

Although you enable pay-as-you-go billing for image tagging, you'll be charged only when image tagging is enabled on a document library.

Manage sites

By default, image tagging is available for libraries on all SharePoint sites. Follow these steps to limit which sites users can apply image tagging.

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, select Setup, and then select Use content AI with Microsoft Syntex.

  2. On the Use content AI with Microsoft Syntex page, select Manage Microsoft Syntex.

  3. On the Manage Microsoft Syntex page, select Image tagging.

  4. On the Image tagging page:

    a. Choose which site or sites this service should be enabled for.

    b. To restrict user access to this service, select No sites or Selected sites and follow the instructions to either select the sites or upload a CSV listing a maximum of 100 sites. Be sure to add your content center site if you want it to be included. You can then manage site access permissions for the sites you selected.

    c. Select Save.