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    August 2015

    Aug 12

    Automation: Activity tracing for troubleshooting graphical runbooks

    Azure Automation has added activity-level tracing to assist with testing and debugging graph runbooks.

    Aug 1

    Automation: Full Azure Resource Manager PowerShell cmdlet support

    The Azure Automation team has released more than 60 PowerShell cmdlets in the Azure Resource Manager PowerShell module for managing all aspects of Azure Automation.

    July 2015

    Jul 24

    Automation: Export and import graphical runbooks

    In Azure Automation, you can export and import graphical runbooks.

    Jul 2

    Automation: Graphical authoring adds runbook input as data source

    Azure Automation adds runbook input parameters as a data source for configuring activity input parameter values.

    June 2015

    Jun 24

    Automation: Graphical authoring improvements June 2015

    Azure Automation graphical runbook authoring added new features to improve your experience in configuring activity input parameters, creating runbook input parameters, and testing.

    May 2015

    May 7

    Automation: Graphical authoring of runbooks

    With the new graphical authoring tool and an upgraded textual authoring tool in Azure Automation, you can author runbooks by using a visual "drag-drop-link-configure" model.

    May 4

    Announcing Microsoft Operations Management Suite

    The Microsoft Operations Management Suite is the IT management solution for the era of the cloud; a single solution, built to manage your entire enterprise environment regardless of location, operating system, hypervisors, or cloud provider choices.

    May 4

    New Azure Automation features for easier integration and orchestration

    Azure Automation enables the creation, deployment, and maintenance of resources for cloud and on-premises environments by using a highly scalable and reliable workflow service.

    February 2015

    Feb 19

    Full PowerShell Cmdlet Support for Azure Automation

    This release adds support for 23 new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Azure Automation.

    Feb 4

    New region available for Azure Automation: Japan East

    Azure Automation is available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in East U.S., Southeast Asia, and West Europe.

    October 2014

    Oct 28

    General Availability: Azure Automation

    Use Azure Automation to create, monitor, deploy, and maintain resources in your Azure environment using a highly scalable and reliable workflow execution engine.

    Oct 20

    General Availability: Azure Websites WebJobs

    WebJobs is now generally available, providing an easy way for you to run programs such as services or background tasks on an Azure-hosted Website.

    Oct 2

    Protect and recover your production workloads in Azure

    With Azure Site Recovery, you can protect and recover your production workloads while saving on capital and operational expenditures.

    September 2014

    Sep 3

    Authenticate to Azure from Azure Automation using Azure Active Directory

    Azure Automation can now use an Azure Active Directory OrgId credential to automate management of Azure resources.

    May 2014

    May 12

    Azure PowerShell 0.8.1 and 0.8.2

    New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.

    April 2014

    Apr 3

    New service: Automation (Preview)

    Automate how you create, monitor, deploy, and maintain Azure resources.