Azure Data Factory (ADF) is pretty nice. Its actually two different things welded together:
Some years ago I wrote about using Powershell to automate the Salesforce Data Loader, the idea being that sometimes you dont want to use an ETL tool (think graphical interface with boxes and arrows and properties dialogs - like Talend or Azure Data Factory) to load data into Salesforce. Sometimes you want to do it with some code or scripts, where you can have low level control of all the details, and maybe track the changes in git.
This post is quite old and a lot has changed: instead of automating Data Loader, have a look at automating data imports using Salesforce CLI with Powershell
In Salesforce, User License types are tied to Profiles, so to change the User License type of a User, you need to change their Profile. However, only certain types of transitions are allowed:
A common problem with Salesforce Developer Sandboxes is that they are blank. Really you're going to want some data in there, so there are various strategies for copying data from your live instance to the Sandbox.
Currently I'm working on two separate projects for two different charities - one of them implementing Dynamics CRM, the other implementing Salesforce.
At the moment I am working for two different charity clients, both of whom are implementing CRM systems - one has gone for Dynamics CRM, and one has gone for Salesforce.