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August 2019

Aug 14

Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs are being retired January 30, 2020

Target retirement date: January 30, 2020

Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by January 30, 2020.

  • Automation
  • Retirements

February 2019

Feb 11

Azure Automation supports the Azure PowerShell Az module

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports the Azure PowerShell Az module.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services

October 2018

Oct 22

Azure portal October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure mobile app
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Advisor
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual WAN
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Automation
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Management

September 2018

Sep 21

Update Management: Pre/post tasks, dynamic groups, and update inclusion

IN PREVIEW

Update Management now supports dynamic groups, pre/post tasks, and inclusion lists.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 17

General availability: Python 2 runbook support in Azure Automation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports Python 2 for general availability. You can import, author, and run Python 2 runbooks in Azure or on a Hybrid Runbook Worker.

  • Automation
  • Features
  • Open Source

August 2018

Aug 29

Updates to file support and Windows services tracking in Change Tracking and Inventory

NOW AVAILABLE

New support has been added for more powerful tracking of Windows files, file content tracking and differencing, and adjustable Windows Service collection frequency.

  • Automation
  • Log Analytics
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 8

General availability: Azure Automation in Korea Central and West US 2 regions

Azure Automation is now available in the Azure Korea Central and West US 2 regions.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters

July 2018

Jul 24

Run signed runbooks in Azure Automation

In Azure Automation, you can configure Hybrid Runbook Workers to run only signed runbooks. After you configure the worker, all unsigned runbooks will fail to run.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services

June 2018

Jun 16

Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation has been updated

Start/Stop VMs during off-hours in Azure Automation has been updated in the areas of email functionality, dependent modules, and runbooks.

  • Alerts
  • Automation
  • Gallery

February 2018

Feb 6

Azure Automation supports .NET Framework 4.6 when running jobs within the service

The Azure Automation service has been upgraded to support PowerShell modules that have a dependency on .NET Framework 4.6 or lower running from the service.

  • Automation
  • Features

December 2017

Dec 7

Automation runbooks available in action groups to take actions from alerts

NOW AVAILABLE

You can run an Automation runbook when an alert triggers an action group on an Azure resource. This capability extends the actions you can take in response to the alert.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Features

November 2017

Nov 28

Public preview: Azure Automation watcher tasks

IN PREVIEW

Watcher tasks deliver the ability to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment and then call an action runbook to process any events found.

  • Automation
  • Management
Nov 16

Name changes: Automation DSC

For Azure Automation DSC, the names of the billing meters have changed.

  • Automation
  • Services

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
  • Management
  • Services
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
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters

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
  • Management
  • Services

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
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features

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

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