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April 2022

Apr 7

Generally available: Diagnostic audit logs for Automation accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Forward Azure Automation diagnostic audit logs to Log analytics workspace to keep track of changes at the automation account level.

  • Management
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 3

PowerShell 7.1 runbook support in Azure Automation available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use PowerShell 7.1 for infrastructure automation & orchestration scenarios across Azure & non-Azure environment through Azure Automation runbooks.

  • Services
  • Features
Nov 3

Azure Automation support for Managed Identities is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Managed Identities to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.

  • Management
  • Security
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 28

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc-enabled servers now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Onboard Azure Automation User Hybrid Runbook Worker based on VM extension platform for Azure Virtual machines and Arc-enabled servers. The extension-based platform leverages Azure Active Directory authentication.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Sep 28

Az module support in Azure Automation is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation now supports Az-module by default for all new Automation Accounts.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features

August 2021

Aug 24

Public preview: Apply settings inside machines using Azure Policy's guest configuration

IN PREVIEW

Azure Policy can audit or configure settings inside a machine, both for machines running in Azure and Arc-enabled hybrid machines.

  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Arc enabled servers
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Guest Configuration for Azure Arc Connected Servers
  • Azure Automanage
  • Management
  • Compliance
  • Features
Aug 6

Availability Zone support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q2 2022

Achieve higher reliability and resiliency through Availability Zones in Azure Automation.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Az module support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Use the latest Az modules in the Automation runbooks

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Features
Aug 6

Azure Automation Hybrid Worker Extension for Azure and Arc machines is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Onboard Azure automation hybrid workers using hybrid extension for Azure and Arc machines

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Powershell 7 support in Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q4 2021

Execute Automation runbooks for production scenarios using PowerShell 7.1

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 6

Azure AD support for Azure Automation is coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q3 2021

Use Azure AD based authentication for Automation public endpoints

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Security
  • Features

July 2021

Jul 16

Azure Automation support for User Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use user-assigned identities for Azure Automation runbook jobs.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Security
  • Features
Jul 14

General availability: New Azure Monitor built-in policy for Log Analytics workspace and linked automation account

NOW AVAILABLE

A new Azure Monitor built-in policy gives you control to provision central Log Analytics workspaces and linked automation account across your subscriptions consistently.

  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
  • Features
Jul 12

General availability: Azure Automation Customer Managed Keys

NOW AVAILABLE

Encrypt your Automation account assests using Customer-managed keys.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features

April 2021

Apr 14

Azure Automation support for System Assigned Managed Identities is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use managed identities now to authenticate runbooks to any Azure service that supports Azure AD authentication.

  • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
  • Management
  • Security
Apr 8

Azure Automation is now generally available in South India

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

March 2021

Mar 23

Azure Automation is now available in UK West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

February 2021

Feb 23

Azure Automation is now available in UAE Central

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters
Feb 9

Azure Automation is now available in Japan West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Automation
  • Regions & Datacenters

January 2021

Jan 21

Azure Automation is now available in Switzerland West

NOW AVAILABLE

Automate tasks across Azure & Non-Azure environment using PowerShell and Python based scripts.

  • Regions & Datacenters

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