Posts By: Joe Levy

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Azure Automation: Authenticating to Azure using Azure Active Directory

If you’re a user of Azure Automation, you already know how useful it can be for automating manual, long running, frequently repeated, and error prone tasks that keep your cloud services up and running. You may also be well aware that there are a number of steps required to get Azure Automation set up to talk to Azure using certificate-based authentication. Well we on the Azure Automation and Azure PowerShell team are happy to present you with an easier alternative..

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Azure Automation Capabilities in Depth: The Azure Automation PowerShell Cmdlets

By now you’ve probably had a chance to experiment with all the great features of Azure Automation through the Azure Portal. Now what if I told you, you could do all these things and more easily and programmatically from the command line? Whether you want to use Azure Automation completely headless, or you’re just looking to script a few key actions like bulk runbook import, the Azure Automation cmdlets are for you.

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Azure Automation in Depth: Runbook Authoring

While Azure Automation runbooks can be intimidating at first, with a little training they can be easily mastered. In this blog post, we’ll go into depth on some of the features Azure Automation provides to help you write and use runbooks more effectively, as well as some best practices and common gotchas to help you reach true runbook nirvana.

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Azure Automation: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Your Runbook Jobs

Running Azure Automation runbooks on a daily basis, you will want to know how your Automation jobs are functioning. If some unexpected issue arises you want to be able to quickly troubleshoot the issue and get your automation back online. This post shows you how.