Triggering Azure Automation Runbooks using the Azure ARM REST API

There are many ways to start an Azure Automation Runbook. You can start the Runbook from the Azure Portal, using PowerShell cmdlets or a Webhook. But you can also start a Runbook via a web request against the Azure ARM REST API

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Using Azure Custom Script Extension to execute scripts on Azure VMs

With Azure Custom Script Extension you can download and execute scripts on Azure virtual machines. This extension is useful for post deployment configuration, software installation, or any other configuration / management task. Scripts can be downloaded from Azure storage or GitHub, or provided to the Azure portal at extension run time.

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PSConf EU Summary Day 1

This week I attended the PowerShell Conference EU in Hannover in Germany and it was one of the best PowerShell conferences I attended until now. It started with the Agenda Competition for which I created an VSCode extension. How cool is that? I attended the following sessions during the 3 days at the PSConfEU conference:…

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Sending messages to Microsoft Teams from Visual Studio Code

This week I released my first Visual Studio Code Extension for Microsoft Teams. Are you already using VScode for PowerShell script development or other coding? If not, now is the time to get started. You can find all the information to install and configure the Microsoft Teams Extension on the Market Place for VSCode. Download…

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Azure Automation new Microsoft Flow Service

Did you know we just added Azure Automation as new service for Microsoft Flow? Azure Automation provides tools to manage your cloud and on-premises infrastructure seamlessly. You can now trigger an Azure Automation Runbook with the following Actions: Create Job Get Job output Get status of job Let’s have a first look at creating a…

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