Monday, December 15, 2014
If you’re familiar with Azure Automation, you’re probably aware that PowerShell is the fundamental technology that makes Azure Automation great. But PowerShell itself is great due to its extensibility through PowerShell modules.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Introducing the Azure Automation Script Converter - if you import a PowerShell script with no PowerShell Workflows in it, we’ll now attempt to convert the PowerShell script for you to PowerShell Workflow, so it will be able to run with little to no manual changes as an Azure Automation runbook.
Monday, November 17, 2014
In this post, I will walk through how to set up Azure Automation to monitor services in Azure or in an external system so that actions can be taken when a specific event occurs.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Today at TechEd, in Barcelona Spain, we unveiled several new enhancements to Microsoft Azure enabling simplification, scale and innovation.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Creating polished Azure Automation runbook solutions to automate your Cloud OS processes can take time to perfect, and may feel a bit intimidating at first. Now the time it takes to create functional, polished runbooks is a little faster thanks to the new Azure Automation Runbook Gallery.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
In this post, I will cover some concepts and best practices for controlling runbook streams that will help you debug and troubleshoot your runbooks.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As an Azure Automation runbook author you want to create runbooks that execute reliably in the face of unexpected issues like errors, exceptions, network issues, and crashes. In this post, I will talk about why, when, and how you should use checkpointing in your Automation runbooks.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If you’re a user of Azure Automation, you already know how useful it can be for automating manual, long running, frequently repeated, and error prone tasks that keep your cloud services up and running. You may also be well aware that there are a number of steps required to get Azure Automation set up to talk to Azure using certificate-based authentication. Well we on the Azure Automation and Azure PowerShell team are happy to present you with an easier alternative..
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By now you’ve probably had a chance to experiment with all the great features of Azure Automation through the Azure Portal. Now what if I told you, you could do all these things and more easily and programmatically from the command line? Whether you want to use Azure Automation completely headless, or you’re just looking to script a few key actions like bulk runbook import, the Azure Automation cmdlets are for you.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
In this post, I will cover some basic concepts for creating high-quality runbooks in Azure Automation. The concepts covered in this post are: defining input parameters, defining output type, and how to call child runbooks from within a runbook.