New Microsoft 365 Pipeline Template Dataflows in Preview
A new pipeline template for Microsoft 365 data, coming soon in preview, will simplify the configuration experience by enabling a one-click experience to set up Mapping Data Flows. This new feature will eliminate the extra steps needed to connect Microsoft 365 source data for analytics, making it easier for you to configure an always synchronized and compliant integration. To learn more about it: Copy and transform data from Microsoft 365 (Office 365) - Azure Data Factory & Azure Synapse.
SAP Change Data Capture (CDC) Connector is now General Available
We launched the general availability of SAP Change Data Capture (CDC) in Azure Data Factory (ADF) and Azure Synapse Analytics. Combining a new data connector with predefined data flow templates, this solution streamlines the integration of SAP data within core Azure services like Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Machine Learning. To learn more read in the official announcement blog for the SAP CDC connector.
R language support with key library management capabilities is now in preview
Azure Synapse Analytics provides built-in R support for Apache Spark. As part of this, data scientists can leverage Azure Synapse Analytics notebooks to write and run their R code. This also includes support for SparkR and SparklyR, which allows users to interact with Spark using familiar Spark or R interfaces. To learn more read the official how-to Use R for Apache Spark with Azure Synapse Analytics (Preview).