Monthly Archives: October 2014


Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Azure Automation deallocate Azure VM’s

Quite a while ago, I created a simple solution when it comes to deallocating VM’s in Azure for one simple reason: I basically kept forgetting to properly deallocate resources, resulting in some surprises when reviewing the bill (The post can be found here).

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Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

Azure Automation Schedule Jobs

This is a follow-up post which covered a brief introduction to Microsoft Azure Automation and can be found here.

Within this post I will cover how to publish a workbook, schedule the execution of workbooks, enable detailed logging and a quick view at the dashboard.

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Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Microsoft Azure Automation 101

Before we get started it’s important to know where Microsoft Azure Automation fits in the available automation options for Windows Azure.

Microsoft Azure Automation is a new feature within the Microsoft Azure Platform which allows Cloud Administrators to centrally manage automation assets (scripts, global variables) and schedule automation tasks, with a main focus on manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks (Release resources, Manage backups, Monitoring etc.).

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