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4/30/2018 Monitor Preview Feature Today we’re sharing the public preview of per disk metrics for all Managed & Unmanaged Disks. This enables you to closely monitor and make the right disk selection to suit your application usage pattern. You can also use it to create alerts, diagnosis, and build automation. Link Link Details
3/22/2018 Marketplace New Features In addition to Terraform already being integrated to the Azure Cloud Shell, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the new Terraform solution in the Azure Marketplace. This solution will enable teams to use shared identity, using Managed Service Identity (MSI), and shared state using Azure Storage. These features will allow you to use a consistent hosted instance of Terraform for DevOps Automation and production scenarios. Link Link Details
3/17/2018 Power BI Embedded New Features In Power BI Embedded, added automation APIs support assigning a workspace to an Azure capacity. Link Link Details
3/8/2018 Automation General Availability Azure Automation provides the ability to automate, configure, and deploy updates across your hybrid environment using serverless automation. These capabilities are now generally available for all customers. With the release of these new capabilities, you can now: Get an inventory of operating system resources including installed applications and other configuration items. Get update compliance and deploy required fixes for Windows and Linux systems across hybrid environments. Track changes across services, daemons, software, registry, and files to promptly investigate issues. These additional capabilities are now available from the Azure Resource Manager virtual machine (VM) experience as well as from the Automation account when managing at scale within the Azure portal. Link Link Details
2/6/2018 Automation Updated Features 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. This will not have any impact on existing runbook jobs. Link Details
12/7/2017 Automation New Features An Azure Automation runbook is a new action type available in Azure action groups. When you create an action group, you can select to run an Automation runbook in addition to any other actions that you configure. You can choose a built-in runbook that's supplied by Azure for common tasks, or you can choose a custom runbook that you've created in your Automation account. Link Details
11/30/2017 Automation Preview Features Azure Automation has the ability to integrate and automate processes across Azure and on-premises environments by using a hybrid worker. This hybrid management capability has been extended to deliver automatic responses to events in your datacenter. You can use a watcher task to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment. The watcher task then calls an action runbook to process any events found. The watcher runbook and action runbook are authored in PowerShell and run on a Windows hybrid worker. Link Link Details
11/28/2017 Automation Preview Features Azure Automation has the ability to integrate and automate processes across Azure and on-premises environments using a hybrid worker. This hybrid management capability has been extended to now deliver an automatic response to events in your datacenter using watcher tasks. 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. Typical scenarios that this new functionality is used for are: Look for new files that arrive in a folder and take action based on the content of the files. Monitor for new requests in SharePoint and fulfill the request using an action runbook. Watch for new email in an Office 365 folder and escalate to a ticketing system. Monitor ITSM systems for incidents or requests and respond automatically. Watch for alerts generated in a monitoring system and perform remediation tasks based on the alert type. Link Link Details
11/16/2017 Automation Pricing Update The PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for the Azure Automation DSC service is expanding to include the ability to perform update management, collect inventory, and track changes across both Azure virtual machines and computers running in hybrid datacenters. Therefore, the billing meters are changing to be reflective of that. Link Details
11/11/2017 Virtual Machines Scale Sets Preview Features Today we are announcing a new set of automation features to simplify OS image upgrades for scale sets, allowing you to adopt a set-it-and-forget-it approach to OS lifecycle maintenance. Now in preview, the automatic OS image upgrade feature for Azure scale sets will automatically upgrade all VMs in your scale set to the latest version. Once configured, the latest OS image published by image publishers will automatically be applied to the scale set without user intervention. Link Link Details

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