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    October 2018

    Oct 9

    Integrate Office 365 data at scale into Azure by using Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory added a new capability that enables secured, governed, and scalable access of Office 365 data in Azure.

    September 2018

    Sep 11

    New connectors in Azure Data Factory: Oracle Service Cloud and Google AdWords

    You can now copy data from Oracle Service Cloud and Google AdWords into Azure by using Azure Data Factory.

    August 2018

    Aug 22

    Data Factory supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors

    Azure Data Factory now supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Blob connectors.

    Aug 3

    Azure Data Factory/Azure Cosmos DB connector now supports UPSERT

    Azure Data Factory now supports writing to Azure Cosmos DB by using UPSERT in addition to INSERT.

    May 2018

    May 8

    Data Factory Lookup activity supports a rich set of connectors

    The Data Factory Lookup activity supports retrieving a dataset from any of the ADF-supported data sources.

    May 8

    Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options

    The Data Factory GetMetadata activity supports more sources and metadata options.

    May 7

    New connectors available in Azure Data Factory

    New connectors are available in Azure Data Factory: Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Oracle Responsys.

    May 4

    Data Factory supports wildcard file filters for Copy Activity

    Data Factory Copy Activity supports wildcard file filters when you're copying data from file-based data stores.

    May 1

    Secure credential management by using Azure Key Vault and Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory is now integrated with Azure Key Vault. You can store credentials for your data stores and computes referred in Data Factory ETL workloads in a key vault.

    April 2018

    Apr 9

    Support for operationalizing Azure Databricks notebooks

    Operationalize your Azure Databricks notebooks by using Azure Data Factory.

    March 2018

    Mar 23

    Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Azure Data Factory new capabilities

    New Azure Data Factory features, now in public preview, will enable you to build hybrid data integration so that you'll be able to create, schedule, and orchestrate your ETL/ELT workflows, at scale, wherever your data lives, including the cloud or any self-hosted network.

    March 2016

    Mar 11

    Code-free copy wizard for Azure Data Factory

    Simplify how you create, deploy, and schedule your data movement pipelines by using the click-through copy wizard for Azure Data Factory.

    February 2016

    Feb 12

    New Data Factory monitoring and management UI now available

    Simplify how you monitor and manage your data pipelines with the new UI for Azure Data Factory.

    November 2015

    Nov 18

    Azure Data Lake Store and Azure Data Lake Analytics integration with Azure Data Factory

    You can use Azure Data Factory to move data to and from Data Lake Store, and you can run queries with Data Lake Analytics.

    August 2015

    Aug 6

    General availability: Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that automates moving and transforming data.

    October 2014

    Oct 28

    Public Preview: Azure Data Factory

    Azure Data Factory gives you an agile way to manage the production of trusted information from complex processes, making it easier to create, orchestrate, and manage data-processing pipelines over a range of transformation services and diverse data sources.

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