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November 2021

3 Nov

PowerShell 7.1 runbook support in Azure Automation available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use PowerShell 7.1 for infrastructure automation & orchestration scenarios across Azure & non-Azure environment through Azure Automation runbooks.

  • Services
  • Features
3 Nov

Azure Automation support for Managed Identities is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Managed Identities to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.

  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

September 2021

28 Sep

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc-enabled servers now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Onboard Azure Automation User Hybrid Runbook Worker based on VM extension platform for Azure Virtual machines and Arc-enabled servers. The extension-based platform leverages Azure Active Directory authentication.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
28 Sep

Az module support in Azure Automation is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports Az-module by default for all new Automation Accounts.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features

August 2021

24 Aug

Public preview: Apply settings inside machines using Azure Policy's guest configuration

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy can audit or configure settings inside a machine, both for machines running in Azure and Arc-enabled hybrid machines.

  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Arc enabled servers
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Guest Configuration for Azure Arc Connected Servers
  • Azure Automanage
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
6 Aug

Availability Zone support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2022

Achieve higher reliability and resiliency through Availability Zones in Azure Automation.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
6 Aug

Az module support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Use the latest Az modules in the Automation runbooks

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Features
6 Aug

Powershell 7 support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Execute Automation runbooks for production scenarios using PowerShell 7.1

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
6 Aug

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc machines is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Onboard Azure automation hybrid workers using hybrid extension for Azure and Arc machines

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
6 Aug

Azure AD support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Use Azure AD based authentication for Automation public endpoints

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

July 2021

16 Jul

Azure Automation support for User Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use user-assigned identities for Azure Automation runbook jobs.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security
14 Jul

General availability: New Azure Monitor built-in policy for Log Analytics workspace and linked automation account

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure Monitor built-in policy gives you control to provision central Log Analytics workspaces and linked automation account across your subscriptions consistently.

  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
12 Jul

General availability: Azure Automation Customer Managed Keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your Automation account assests using Customer-managed keys.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
  • Security

April 2021

14 Apr

Azure Automation support for System Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use managed identities now to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Management
  • Security
8 Apr

Azure Automation is now generally available in South India

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure and Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2021

23 Mar

Azure Automation is now available in UK West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

February 2021

23 Feb

Azure Automation is now available in UAE Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
9 Feb

Azure Automation is now available in Japan West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

January 2021

21 Jan

Azure Automation is now available in Switzerland West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure and Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Regions & Datacenters
5 Jan

Azure Automation is now available in UAE North

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

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