Download Free Ebook Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation

Free Ebook Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation published by Microsoft is available to download now.

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Kim Spilker from Microsoft just announced a free ebook on Azure Automation authored by Michael McKeown. The Ebook is foreword, by Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise group at Microsoft.

From the announcement: 

This is the second ebook in Microsoft Press’s free Microsoft Azure Essentials series. Future ebooks will cover specific Azure topics, such as Azure Machine Learning, Azure Websites for Developers, and others.


This ebook introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation.

This ebook discusses the creation and authoring of the runbooks along with their deployment and troubleshooting. Microsoft has provided some sample runbooks after which you can pattern your runbooks, copy and modify, or use as-is to help your scripts be more effective and concise. This ebook explores uses of some of those sample runbooks.

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