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October 2022

Oct 7

Desired state configuration VM Extension for Linux, and Azure Automation DSC support for Linux, will be retired on 30 September 2023

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: September 30, 2022

PowerShell DSC Virtual Machine extension for Linux, and Azure Automation DSC support for Linux, will be retired on 30 September 2023

  • Automation
  • Virtual Machines
  • Retirements
  • Management
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 28

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
Sep 28

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

July 2021

Jul 16

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
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Jul 12

General availability: Azure Automation Customer Managed Keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your Automation account assests using Customer-managed keys.

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 8

Azure Automation is now generally available in South India

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2021

Mar 23

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

Feb 23

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
Feb 9

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

Jan 5

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

December 2020

Dec 28

Azure Automation is now available in Germany West Central

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Dec 22

Azure Automation Python 3 runbook support is now available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Execute Python 3 runbooks in Cloud Sandbox and Hybrid Worker.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Dec 11

Private Link support for Azure Automation is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Ensure a secure channel to connect to your Automation Accounts resources with the help of Private Links in Automation.

  • Automation
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Private Link
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Dec 7

Azure Automation is now available in Norway East region

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

November 2020

Nov 10

Azure Automation is now available in Brazil Southeast region

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

October 2020

Oct 29

Azure Automation is now available in Switzerland North region

NOW AVAILABLE

Create, monitor, deploy, and maintain resources in your Azure, on-premises, and third-party hybrid cloud environments using highly scalable and reliable process automation and state configuration engines.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

July 2020

Jul 9

Azure Private Link support for Azure Automation is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

You can now use Azure Private Link to securely connect virtual networks to Azure Automation using private endpoints (in preview).

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services

June 2020

Jun 22

Azure Automation updated DNS records

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q2 2020

To support new features in Azure Automation, like Azure Private Links, the automation URLs have been updated. Instead of region-specific URLs, there are now account-specific URLs.

  • Automation
  • Security
  • Services
Jun 22

Azure Automation is now available in the USGov Arizona region

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation is now available in the USGov Arizona region.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

May 2020

May 11

Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows SHA-2 signing date has been extended

Target availability: Q3 2020

The Azure Log Analytics agent for Windows will begin to use SHA-2 signing exclusively on Aug. 17, 2020. This change requires action only if you’re running the agent on a legacy OS version.

  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Security
  • Operating System
  • Management

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