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October 2017

Oct 24

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
Oct 12

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

July 2017

Jul 20

Azure Automation available in Brazil South region

Azure Automation is available in the Brazil South region.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Management

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.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Management

February 2017

Feb 9

Import support for signed DSC node configurations in Automation

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

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Compliance
  • Management

October 2016

Oct 19

Error handling added to Automation graphical runbooks

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

  • Automation
  • Features
Oct 19

Update: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

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

  • Automation
  • SDK and Tools

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.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
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).

  • Automation
  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 9

Azure Automation will begin redirecting users to the new portal in September

Azure Automation will begin redirecting users from the classic Azure portal to the new Azure portal on September 1, 2016.

  • Automation
  • Services
Aug 5

Automation: Classic Run As account

You can now create a Classic Run As account from the Azure portal.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management

July 2016

Jul 7

Automation schedules support time zones and daylight saving

Azure Automation schedules now support time zones and adjust for daylight saving based on the schedule’s time zone.

  • Automation
  • Features

May 2016

May 26

Automation scheduling feature update

Automation supports weekly and monthly schedules. With these recurrence options, you can select days of the week or days of the month for your schedule to run on.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
May 23

Run your own custom Automation tasks in response to VM alerts

When you create an alert rule on an Azure virtual machine, you can run your own custom task when the alert is triggered. New alert remediation tasks are also available.

  • Alerts
  • Automation
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
May 18

Automation: New graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell

Azure Automation introduces a new graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell. It provides quick runbook starts and easier authoring.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
May 18

Automation Runbook Gallery update

The Azure Automation Runbook Gallery supports script content from the PowerShell Gallery.

  • Automation
  • Gallery
  • Services
  • Features

April 2016

Apr 15

Southeast Australia region available for Azure Automation

Azure Automation is available in the Azure Southeast Australia region.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Apr 15

Automation: Run As account

In Azure Automation, you can create an Azure Run As account (service principal) to use for authenticating with Azure when managing Azure Resource Manager resources.

  • Automation
  • Features

March 2016

Mar 30

Update: Automation Hybrid Worker

An update to Automation Hybrid Worker has just been released.

  • Automation
  • Features
Mar 16

Update: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

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

  • Automation
  • SDK and Tools

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