Overview of Data Integration Platform October '18 release

(These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy.)

Data Integration provides the connectors and gateways that make it possible to bring any external data into the Common Data Service (CDS) and store the data in Common Data Model (CDM) form. These connectors and gateways make it easier for organizations to integrate their data in a single place for business applications and analytics. Data Integration is based on Microsoft Power Query, the same technology that millions of people use daily in Power BI and Excel.

Data Integration Platform overview

Data Integration provides direct connectivity to hundreds of business-critical data sources, including:

  • Hybrid connectivity via the on-premises data gateway.
  • Integration into Power BI, PowerApps, Logic Apps, Microsoft Flow, Azure Analysis Services, and Office 365 (Power Query in Excel).

Improvements to this platform functionality enable richer connectivity to Microsoft and third-party applications and services. The release delivers key innovations in the following areas:

(These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy.)