Azure: Microsoft Azure Automation – Its Free!

Last week, Microsoft announced a great new addition to Microsoft Azure, called “Microsoft Azure Automation”.

In short, it is the “Service Management Automation” from Windows Azure Pack in Microsoft Azure!

This means you can run PowerShell in Azure, without having to worry about servers to execute the code (Runbook Workers).

It is all handled by Microsoft Azure.

 

Another cool thing is that it is FREE!

Here is the current price list from Microsoft:

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As you can see, both of the editions are Free within the Preview period, but actually the “FREE” version (marked by the red rectangle) will stay free afterwards!

At least that is how i understand the text, of cause this is subject to change while in the preview period.

Prices can be found at http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/automation/

 

Go test it out!

 

To get started you can find great info here:

Announcing Microsoft Azure Automation Preview

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/04/03/announcing-microsoft-azure-automation-preview.aspx

Step-by-Step: Getting Started with NEW Microsoft Azure Automation preview feature

http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2014/04/04/step-by-step-getting-started-with-windows-azure-automation.aspx

Get started with Azure Automation

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/automation-create-runbook-from-samples/?WT.mc_id=Blog_SC_Automation_Azure

 

More info and runbooks soon!

By | 2014-04-10T11:47:40+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Azure|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Twitter: @JakobGSvendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen is a Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP (http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx), Working as Global Lead Developer, Senior Consultant and Trainer at CTGlobal, where he is one of the driving forces in keeping CTGlobal a System Center Gold Partner and member of the System Center Alliance.

Since he started at Coretech in 2007, he has focused on Scripting and Development, primarily developing tools, extensions and scripts for the System Center Suite. His main area is Automation (including OMS/Azure Automation, Service Management Automation, PowerShell and Orchestrator). Another area is Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack, where he does implementation, development, workshops and presentations. He is a world-wide renowned voice in the Automation field.

He is passionately devoted to the community, to which he contributes by being a moderator at TechNet and sharing his knowledge at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/jgs

  • Co-founder: PowerShell User Group Denmark
  • Speaker at MMS 2016, Minneapolis (www.mmsmoa.com)
  • SCU Europe 2014, 2015, 2016 (www.systemcenteruniverse.ch)
  • Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, Houston
  • NIC 2012,2013,2014,2015, Oslo (www.nic.com)
  • Microsoft CampusDays 2011, 2013, Copenhagen
  • Microsoft TechDays 2015, Sweden (www.techdays.se)
  • Microsoft Partner Event: New in SC2012 SP1
  • User group meetings (PSUG.DK , SCUG.DK/BE/NO, AZMUG + more)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer.
  • Microsoft Scripting Guys Forum Moderator

Main working areas:

  • Automation (Azure Automation, SMA, SCO)
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack
  • System CenterVisual Studio Team Services / Team Foundation Server
  • Development:C#.Net, VB.NET, VBScript, PowerShell, Service Manager, OpsMgr, ConfigMgr
  • Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack

Training:

  • Azure Automation
  • Service Management Automation
  • System Center Orchestrator
  • PowerShell, VBScript, C#.Net, VB.Net
  • Windows Azure Pack / Azure Stack Development Workshops

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