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    October 2018

    September 2018

    Sep 21

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

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

    Sep 17

    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.

    August 2018

    Aug 29

    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.

    Aug 9

    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.

    July 2018

    Jul 24

    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.

    June 2018

    Jun 16

    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.

    February 2018

    Feb 6

    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.

    December 2017

    Dec 7

    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.

    November 2017

    Nov 28

    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.

    Nov 16

    Name changes: Automation DSC

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

    October 2017

    Oct 24

    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.

    Oct 12

    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.

    July 2017

    Jul 20

    Azure Automation available in Brazil South region

    Azure Automation is available in the Brazil South region.

    June 2017

    Jun 14

    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.

    February 2017

    Feb 9

    Import support for signed DSC node configurations in Automation

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

    October 2016

    Oct 19

    Error handling added to Automation graphical runbooks

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

    Oct 19

    Update: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

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

    August 2016

    Aug 12

    Azure Automation available in North Europe and Canada Central regions

    Azure Automation is now available in the Azure North Europe and Canada Central regions.

    Aug 12

    Send runbook job status and job streams from Automation to Log Analytics

    Monitor and create alerts for Automation runbooks by sending job status and streams to Log Analytics (Operations Management Suite).

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