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    April 2019

    18 Apr

    Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs are being retired January 30, 2020

    Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by January 30, 2020.

    • Automation
    • Retirements

    February 2019

    11 Feb

    Azure Automation supports the Azure PowerShell Az module

    Azure Automation now supports the Azure PowerShell Az module.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Services

    October 2018

    22 Oct

    Azure portal October update

    The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure mobile app
    • Storage Accounts
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Azure Advisor
    • Service Fabric
    • Virtual WAN
    • Activity Log
    • Azure Managed Applications
    • Automation
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Management

    September 2018

    21 Sep

    Update Management: Pre/post tasks, dynamic groups, and update inclusion

    Update Management now supports dynamic groups, pre/post tasks, and inclusion lists.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    17 Sep

    General availability: Python 2 runbook support in Azure Automation

    Azure Automation now supports Python 2 for general availability. You can import, author, and run Python 2 runbooks in Azure or on a Hybrid Runbook Worker.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Open Source

    August 2018

    29 Aug

    Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

    New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.

    • Automation
    • Log Analytics
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    9 Aug

    General availability: Azure Automation in Korea Central and West US 2 regions

    Azure Automation is now available in the Azure Korea Central and West US 2 regions.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters

    July 2018

    24 Jul

    Run signed runbooks in Azure Automation

    In Azure Automation, you can configure Hybrid Runbook Workers to run only signed runbooks. After you configure the worker, all unsigned runbooks will fail to run.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Services

    June 2018

    16 Jun

    Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation has been updated

    Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation has been updated in the areas of email functionality, dependent modules, and runbooks.

    • Alerts
    • Automation
    • Gallery

    February 2018

    6 Feb

    Azure Automation supports .NET Framework 4.6 when running jobs within the service

    The Azure Automation service has been upgraded to support PowerShell modules that have a dependency on .NET Framework 4.6 or lower running from the service.

    • Automation
    • Features

    December 2017

    7 Dec

    Automation runbooks available in action groups to take actions from alerts

    You can run an Automation runbook when an alert triggers an action group on an Azure resource. This capability extends the actions you can take in response to the alert.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Management

    November 2017

    28 Nov

    Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks

    Watcher tasks deliver the ability to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment and then call an action runbook to process any events found.

    • Automation
    • Management
    16 Nov

    Name changes: Automation DSC

    For Azure Automation DSC, the names of the billing meters have changed.

    • Automation
    • Services

    October 2017

    24 Oct

    Public preview: Python 2 support and Hybrid Runbook Workers for Linux

    Python 2 support and Hybrid Runbook Workers for Linux are both publicly available in preview for Azure Automation.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Services
    12 Oct

    Preview: Update management, inventory, and change tracking in Azure Automation

    Azure Automation now supports update management, inventory, and change tracking. These capabilities are currently in preview.

    • Automation
    • Management

    July 2017

    20 Jul

    Azure Automation available in Brazil South region

    Azure Automation is available in the Brazil South region.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2017

    14 Jun

    Scheduled runbooks will use the latest modules in your automation account

    Azure Automation will start using the latest modules in your automation account when a new scheduled job is run.

    • Automation
    • Management
    • Services

    February 2017

    9 Feb

    Import support for signed DSC node configurations in Automation

    Azure Automation now supports importing both signed and unsigned node configurations.

    • Automation
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management

    October 2016

    19 Oct

    Error handling added to Automation graphical runbooks

    Automation graphical runbooks have been improved with the ability to include error handling.

    • Automation
    • Features
    19 Oct

    Update: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

    An update to the public preview of the Microsoft Azure Automation Graphical Authoring SDK has been released.

    • Automation
    • SDK and Tools

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