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September 2020

Sep 10

Update .NET to 4.7.2 for Azure Data Factory upgrade by 01 Dec 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target retirement date: December 01, 2020

Update .NET Framework Runtime to 4.7.2 or above to allow upgrade of Azure Data Factory Self-hosted Integration Runtime by 01 Dec 2020

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements
Sep 3

Migrate your Azure Data Factory version 1 to 2 service

Target retirement date: August 31, 2023

We’re retiring Azure Data Factory version 1 service on 31 August 2023

  • Data Factory
  • Retirements

July 2020

Jul 21

Data Factory SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) migration accelerators are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now has new features to accelerate SQL Server Integration Services migration to the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jul 16

Data Factory connector support for Delta Lake and Excel is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

New connectivity added to Azure Data Factory enables managing your Data Lakes using Delta and reading data directly from Excel files.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

June 2020

Jun 5

Data Factory adds management hub, inline datasets, and support for CDM in data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats

  • Data Factory
  • Features

May 2020

May 2

Data Factory adds new hierarchical data handling and new flexibility for complex joins

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds new features for data flows to handle hierarchical data mapping and complex joins and lookups

  • Data Factory
  • Features

April 2020

Apr 6

Update self-hosted integration runtime nodes to TLS 1.2 by May 11, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

Update your servers/machines running self-hosted integration runtimes that communicate with the Azure Data Factory backend for control plane actions to use transport layer security (TLS) 1.2 by May 11, 2020.

  • Data Factory
  • Security
  • Compliance

March 2020

Mar 23

Data Factory adds Managed Identity and Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory adds Managed Identity & Service Principal to Data Flows Synapse staging for fast, secure data loading.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Mar 4

Data Factory adds Flatten transformation, single-row lookups, and updated UI for container activities

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows and pipeline activities this week: Flatten transformation, Lookup transformation, container UI.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

February 2020

Feb 7

Data Factory adds schema import, connection tests, and custom sink ordering to data flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory added several new features to mapping data flows this week: Import schema and test connection from debug cluster, custom sink ordering.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

January 2020

Jan 29

Data Factory Adds Managed Identity Support to Data Flows

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory users can now build Mapping Data Flows utilized Managed Identity (formerly MSI) for Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW).

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jan 27

Azure Data Factory is now available in South Africa North

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory is now available in the South Africa North region.

  • Data Factory V2
  • Data Factory
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 18

Azure Data Factory supports loading data into Azure Synapse Analytics using COPY statement

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Jan 18

Azure Data Factory copy activity supports resume from last failed run

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports resume from last failed run when you copy files between file-based data stores to ease large volumes of data ingestion and migration.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Jan 18

Azure Data Factory supports copying data into SFTP

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now supports SFTP as a sink and as a source. Use copy activity to copy data from any supported data store to your SFTP server located on-premises or in the cloud.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

December 2019

Dec 16

Data Factory Expands Data Flow Parameterization Capabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory expands parameterization capabilities to make data flows even more reusable and scalable.

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Dec 12

Azure Data Factory supports preserving metadata during file copy

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory copy activity now supports preserving metadata during file copy among Amazon S3, Azure Blob, and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2.

  • Data Factory
  • Blob storage
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features

November 2019

Nov 4

Azure Data Factory wrangling data flows is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Factory wrangling data flows are now in preview.

  • Data Factory
  • Features

October 2019

Oct 11

Execute Azure Machine Learning service pipelines in Azure Data Factory pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

You now have the ability to run your Azure Machine Learning service pipelines as a step in your Azure Data Factory pipelines. This allows you to run your machine learning models with data from multiple sources (more than 85 data connectors supported in Data Factory).

  • Data Factory
  • Features
Oct 7

Azure Data Factory Mapping Data Flows GA

NOW AVAILABLE

Mapping Data Flows feature is now generally available in Azure Data Factory

  • Data Factory
  • Features

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