Due to the many exciting capabilities of Azure Resource Manager (ARM), many customers are asking how they can take advantage of ARM PowerShell cmdlets within Azure Automation runbooks. Currently, the Azure (Service Management) PowerShell cmdlets and the ARM PowerShell cmdlets do not work side by side within an Azure Automation account. For this reason, the… Read More


Our team is frequently asked about Linux support by customers interested in unifying their workloads by using Azure Automation to manage not only Windows hosts, but Linux hosts as well. Today, we are pleased to announce our first steps into supporting this functionality. If you’ve used Azure Automation recently, you may have noticed a new… Read More


If you weren’t able to attend //Build or Ignite last month, hopefully you’ve had the chance to watch some of the recorded sessions on the great new features coming to Microsoft’s suites of products.  Personally, the two I’m most excited about are Visual Studio Online (VSO) and Azure Automation.  These two services will be of… Read More


In the latest Preview release of Azure Automation we introduce a new feature – graphical authoring – that allows you to author runbooks using a graphical tool and a graphical programming model, with no code required.  Simply insert activities from the library to the canvas, link them together into a workflow, and configure the properties… Read More