Today at the PowerShell summit in Stockholm, Joe Levy and Anatoli Beliaev of Microsoft announced a bunch of new features that is publicly available in Azure Automation!
Unfortunately I was not able to be there in person, but luckily multiple people tweeted about this stuff! (Thanks @vNiklas + @skillriver + more!! )
Some of the features is what I have demoed at multiple session within the last month. (SCU + User groups).
Here is the list:
Gallery has been expanded and has a nice button for it
the gallery now also includes powershell scripts.
PowerShell Script Runbooks
Use standard powershell scripts as runbooks!
you will not get the nice workflow suspend/resume features
but you will have a faster job startup time and you can upload your existing scripts!
Running PowerShell Script runbooks on hybrid worker is on the way!
PowerShell ISE Add-on for Azure Automation
the ISE Add-on has been there for a while in beta, but is now announced publicly
Get it here:
New in Hybrid Worker
Support for Testing Jobs
Deploy Hybrid worker on a Operations Manager connected agent
New in Graphical Authoring
Choosing assets as input to activity parameter
Support for choosing a runbook input as an input to runbook parameter
Activity based tracing for easier debugging
Import / Export Graphical Runbooks!
Azure Automation DSC
Now in public preview!
New GUI elements and configuration tasks
Add Azure VM
View Status reports of each node in detail
View details of each report
View configurations and the sections included in each
View Job Source + Changes in the GUI to make it easier to understand
Additional region support (South Central US)
The Azure ARM cmdlets are now released!
this means you can run both ASM and ARM cmdlets at the same time! great!
Get them at the Web PI installer
ARM C# SDK for using Azure automation
Support for module and standard activities from SCO to Azure Automation
Export Orchestrator runbooks and import into Azure Automation (beta)
Global Module available in service to manage Linux / SSH
Great new features!
Will update / post on my blog when I have more information about download locations / converter etc.