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January 2016

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

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
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
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

November 2015

30 Nov

User experience enhancements in Azure Automation

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

  • Automation
23 Nov

Webhooks now support hybrid runbook workers

Webhooks can trigger jobs on hybrid runbook workers.

  • Automation
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
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
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
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
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
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
6 Nov

General availability: Azure Automation in China

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
6 Nov

Central India region available for Azure Automation

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

  • Automation

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
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

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
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
17 Sep

Public preview: Azure Automation DSC

IN PREVIEW

Azure Automation Desired State Configuration builds on PowerShell DSC to provide an easier configuration management experience.

  • Automation
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

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