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August 2018

16 Aug

Update Management: Reboot control

NOW AVAILABLE

Many customers have asked for the ability to control when reboots occur when installing new updates. To address this feedback, Update Management has added a new option for update deployments. When…

  • Management
  • Features

July 2018

31 Jul

General availability: Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation

NOW AVAILABLE

The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation is generally available.

December 2017

7 Dec

Automation runbooks available in action groups to take actions from alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

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
  • Management
  • Features

November 2017

28 Nov

Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks

IN PREVIEW

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

October 2017

24 Oct

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management
12 Oct

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Automation
  • Management

September 2017

25 Sep

Automation and configuration for virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation includes three new enterprise-grade capabilities for managing virtual machines—update management, inventory and change tracking.

  • Features

August 2017

21 Aug

Azure Event Grid

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Event Grid is an innovative offering which will make an event a first-class object in Azure. With Azure Event Grid, you will be able to subscribe to any event which is happening across your Azure resources and react using serverless platforms like Functions or Logic Apps.

  • Features

March 2017

8 Mar

Managed node can support Hybrid Runbook Worker and Update Management simultaneously

NOW AVAILABLE

A node that's managed through Operations Management Suite can support Hybrid Runbook Worker and Update Management simultaneously.

  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

August 2016

15 Aug

Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker supports proxy environments

NOW AVAILABLE

An update to Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker adds support for workers communicating through a proxy server.

  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

January 2016

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

December 2015

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

6 Nov

General availability: Azure Automation in China

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

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
  • Services
  • Features
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
  • Features

May 2015

7 May

Automation: Graphical authoring of runbooks

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Management
  • Features

October 2014

28 Oct

General Availability: Azure Automation

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Features
2 Oct

Protect and recover your production workloads in Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

April 2014

3 Apr

New service: Automation (Preview)

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Automation
  • Services

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