Overview of Common Data Model and data integration 2020 release wave 1

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Some of the functionality described in this release plan has not been released. Delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy). Learn more: What's new and planned

Citizen Data Integration team’s vision is to democratize data integration for business users so it is seamless to extract, transform and load data into Common Data Service and Azure Data Lake Storage from any data source, and to provide structure and meaning to that data through the Common Data Model. We are investing in three key pillars:

  • Common Data Model establishes industry wide structure and semantics of underlying data so that customers can then reason about that data through various business application solutions, analytics & ML algorithms. In this milestone we will extend the reach of Common Data Model through SDKs and language-specific object models to support developers and partners, better in-product experiences and beyond.
  • Power Platform Dataflows. Power Query is the industry leading smart data prep tool and evolves by infusing AI/ML into data transformations and by extending dataflows to all of Power Platform.
  • Enhanced Data Integration by enabling analytics on Common Data Service data, Office data integration to enable new insights, new and enhanced connectors, improvements in connectivity platform, extending dual-write, improving Data Export Service, and enhancing Gateway for enterprises and Robotics Process Automation (RPA).