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    December 2015

    Dec 28

    Automation: Configure checkpoints in graphical runbooks

    In Azure Automation graphical runbooks you can now set checkpoints to assure that activities do not get repeated if the runbook needs to restart.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Dec 9

    Azure Resource Manager support in runbooks

    Azure Automation now provides the AzureRM.profile and AzureRM.Compute Azure Resource Manager PowerShell modules as global modules for use in your runbooks.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Dec 7

    General availability: Azure Automation

    Azure Automation, the service that automates the management of your cloud and on-premises resources, is generally available in the new Azure portal.

    • Automation
    • Features

    November 2015

    Nov 30

    User experience enhancements in Azure Automation

    Azure Automation has added a number of enhancements to the Azure portal.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Webhooks now support hybrid runbook workers

    Webhooks can trigger jobs on hybrid runbook workers.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Automation: Zoom control added to graphical authoring canvas

    For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can zoom the canvas to view runbook details or to get a higher level overview.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Automation: Search activity library for graphical runbook authoring

    For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can search the library of activities during runbook authoring.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Automation: Configure activity retry in graphical runbooks

    For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can configure an activity to retry until some conditions are met.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Automation: Configure activity tracing for troubleshooting graphical runbooks

    For graphical runbooks in Azure Automation in the Preview portal, you can enable activity-level tracing and set the amount of tracing you want.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 13

    Automation: Entering runbook input parameter values made easier

    The experience of entering runbook input parameters is improved in Azure Automation in the preview portal.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 12

    Automation: View Runbook source

    Azure Automation has added the ability for you to view runbooks in read-only mode.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features
    Nov 6

    General availability: Azure Automation in China

    Azure Automation is now available in Azure’s China cloud.

    • Automation
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Nov 6

    Central India region available for Azure Automation

    Azure Automation is now available in Azure's Central India region.

    • Automation
    • Regions & Datacenters

    October 2015

    Oct 19

    Hybrid workers support native PowerShell

    Hybrid runbook workers now support native PowerShell runbooks, enabling you to automate IT management on-premises by using pure PowerShell.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Oct 8

    Native PowerShell support available in Azure Automation source control

    Azure Automation source control supports syncing native PowerShell scripts from your source control repository to your Azure Automation account.

    • Automation
    • Features

    September 2015

    Sep 18

    New runbook type: native PowerShell

    PowerShell runbooks allow you to automate processes by using PowerShell commands rather than PowerShell workflows.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 18

    Azure Automation DSC: public preview details

    Now in public preview, Automation DSC is available in Free and Basic tiers, and it introduces a variety of new features since the private preview.

    • Automation
    Sep 17

    Public preview: Azure Automation DSC

    Azure Automation Desired State Configuration builds on PowerShell DSC to provide an easier configuration management experience.

    • Automation
    • Features
    Sep 17

    Scheduling runbooks on hybrid workers now supported

    When you schedule a runbook in Azure Automation, you can specify which hybrid worker group it will run on.

    • Automation
    • Features

    August 2015

    Aug 25

    Azure Automation: Run tests on hybrid runbook workers

    Azure Automation has added the ability to run runbook tests on hybrid runbook workers.

    • Automation
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Features

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