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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.

  • Automation
  • Microsoft Azure portal
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.

  • Automation

July 2015

Jul 24

Automation: Export and import graphical runbooks

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

  • Automation
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.

  • Automation

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.

  • Automation

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.

  • Automation
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.

  • Automation
  • Azure Backup
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.

  • Automation

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.

  • 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.

  • Automation

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.

  • Automation
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.

  • App Service
  • Automation
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.

  • Automation
  • Azure Site Recovery

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.

  • Automation

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.

  • Automation
  • Cloud Services
  • Traffic Manager
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network

April 2014

Apr 3

New service: Automation (Preview)


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

  • Automation

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