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September 2015

17 Sep

Scheduling runbooks on hybrid workers now supported

When you schedule a runbook in Azure Automation, you can specify which hybrid worker group it will run on.

  • Automation

August 2015

25 Aug

Azure Automation: Run tests on hybrid runbook workers

Azure Automation has added the ability to run runbook tests on hybrid runbook workers.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
12 Aug

Automation: Activity tracing for troubleshooting graphical runbooks

Azure Automation has added activity-level tracing to assist with testing and debugging graph runbooks.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
1 Aug

Automation: Full Azure Resource Manager PowerShell cmdlet support

The Azure Automation team has released more than 60 PowerShell cmdlets in the Azure Resource Manager PowerShell module for managing all aspects of Azure Automation.

  • Automation

July 2015

24 Jul

Automation: Export and import graphical runbooks

In Azure Automation, you can export and import graphical runbooks.

  • Automation
2 Jul

Automation: Graphical authoring adds runbook input as data source

Azure Automation adds runbook input parameters as a data source for configuring activity input parameter values.

  • Automation

June 2015

24 Jun

Automation: Graphical authoring improvements June 2015

Azure Automation graphical runbook authoring added new features to improve your experience in configuring activity input parameters, creating runbook input parameters, and testing.

  • Automation

May 2015

7 May

Automation: Graphical authoring of runbooks


With the new graphical authoring tool and an upgraded textual authoring tool in Azure Automation, you can author runbooks by using a visual "drag-drop-link-configure" model.

  • Automation
4 May

Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite


The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

  • Automation
  • Azure Backup
4 May

New Azure Automation features for easier integration and orchestration

Azure Automation enables the creation, deployment, and maintenance of resources for cloud and on-premises environments by using a highly scalable and reliable workflow service.

  • Automation

February 2015

19 Feb

Full PowerShell Cmdlet Support for Azure Automation

This release adds support for 23 new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Azure Automation.

  • Automation
4 Feb

New region available for Azure Automation: Japan East

Azure Automation is available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in East U.S., Southeast Asia, and West Europe.

  • Automation

October 2014

28 Oct

General Availability: Azure Automation


Use Azure Automation to create, monitor, deploy, and maintain resources in your Azure environment using a highly scalable and reliable workflow execution engine.

  • Automation
20 Oct

General Availability: Azure Websites WebJobs


WebJobs is now generally available, providing an easy way for you to run programs such as services or background tasks on an Azure-hosted Website.

  • App Service
  • Automation
2 Oct

Protect and recover your production workloads in Azure


With Azure Site Recovery, you can protect and recover your production workloads while saving on capital and operational expenditures.

  • Automation
  • Azure Site Recovery

September 2014

3 Sep

Authenticate to Azure from Azure Automation using Azure Active Directory

Azure Automation can now use an Azure Active Directory OrgId credential to automate management of Azure resources.

  • Automation

May 2014

12 May

Azure PowerShell 0.8.1 and 0.8.2

New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.

  • Automation
  • Cloud Services
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network

April 2014

3 Apr

New service: Automation (Preview)


Automate how you create, monitor, deploy, and maintain Azure resources.

  • Automation

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