Today I was reading about Microsoft Azure Automation and got some interesting links to share with the community when you want to start with automation.
It’s all about Powershell workflows to start with.
Windows PowerShell Workflow is a powerful solution that can gather data from and make changes to hundreds of computers every time it runs. Plan the workflow design for simplicity and efficiency. Keep in mind that the workflow can suspend itself or be suspended by users, that it can be controlled from numerous PSSessions that connect to a single server-side process, that it can survive restarts, include commands and functions that run in parallel, and that each command runs its own session.
When you understand how Powershell workflow scripting works, Microsoft has a central ScriptCenter where you can find all kind of scripts made by the community.
Ps. when you download a script, please test it first in your test environment before you run it in production !
Now let’s get started with Microsoft Azure Automation ! ;-)
While I’m writing this blogpost, Microsoft Azure Automation is still Preview and you have to add it to your Microsoft Azure subscription.
Here you find more information getting started with Azure Automation
Here are some Awesome blogposts about Getting started with Microsoft Azure Automation and Runbooks :
Introduction to Microsoft Azure Automation video presentation by MSFT Eamon O’Reilly & Beth Cooper at TechEd North America 2014
I wish you all a lot of success in automating those workflows in the Cloud ;-)