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January 2016

22 Jan

Public preview: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

The Microsoft Azure Automation Graphical Authoring SDK enables developers to create and edit graphical runbooks for use with the Azure Automation service.

  • Automation
  • SDK and Tools
14 Jan

General availability: Azure Automation Desired State Configuration

NOW AVAILABLE

With Azure Automation Desired State Configuration, you can consistently deploy, reliably monitor, and automatically update the desired state of all your IT resources, at scale, from the cloud.

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
8 Jan

Azure Automation: Graphical and PowerShell runbooks added to Gallery

To help with common automation tasks, four new graphical runbooks and two new PowerShell runbooks are available in the Automation gallery.

  • Automation
  • Gallery

December 2015

28 Dec

Automation: Configure checkpoints in graphical runbooks

In Azure Automation graphical runbooks you can now set checkpoints to assure that activities do not get repeated if the runbook needs to restart.

  • Automation
  • Features
9 Dec

Azure Resource Manager support in runbooks

Azure Automation now provides the AzureRM.profile and AzureRM.Compute Azure Resource Manager PowerShell modules as global modules for use in your runbooks.

  • Automation
  • Features
7 Dec

General availability: Azure Automation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation, the service that automates the management of your cloud and on-premises resources, is generally available in the new Azure portal.

  • Automation
  • Features

November 2015

30 Nov

User experience enhancements in Azure Automation

Azure Automation has added a number of enhancements to the Azure portal.

  • Automation
  • Features
23 Nov

Webhooks now support hybrid runbook workers

Webhooks can trigger jobs on hybrid runbook workers.

  • Automation
  • Features
23 Nov

Automation: Zoom control added to graphical authoring canvas

For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can zoom the canvas to view runbook details or to get a higher level overview.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
23 Nov

Automation: Search activity library for graphical runbook authoring

For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can search the library of activities during runbook authoring.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
23 Nov

Automation: Configure activity retry in graphical runbooks

For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can configure an activity to retry until some conditions are met.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
23 Nov

Automation: Configure activity tracing for troubleshooting graphical runbooks

For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can enable activity-level tracing and set the amount of tracing you want.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
13 Nov

Automation: Entering runbook input parameter values made easier

The experience of entering runbook input parameters is improved in Azure Automation in the preview portal.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
12 Nov

Automation: View Runbook source

Azure Automation has added the ability for you to view runbooks in read-only mode.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Features
6 Nov

General availability: Azure Automation in China

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation is now available in Azure’s China cloud.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
6 Nov

Central India region available for Azure Automation

Azure Automation is now available in Azure's Central India region.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

October 2015

19 Oct

Hybrid workers support native PowerShell

Hybrid runbook workers now support native PowerShell runbooks, enabling you to automate IT management on-premises by using pure PowerShell.

  • Automation
  • Features
8 Oct

Native PowerShell support available in Azure Automation source control

Azure Automation source control supports syncing native PowerShell scripts from your source control repository to your Azure Automation account.

  • Automation
  • Features

September 2015

18 Sep

New runbook type: native PowerShell

NOW AVAILABLE

PowerShell runbooks allow you to automate processes by using PowerShell commands rather than PowerShell workflows.

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Services
18 Sep

Azure Automation DSC: public preview details

IN PREVIEW

Now in public preview, Automation DSC is available in Free and Basic tiers, and it introduces a variety of new features since the private preview.

  • Automation

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