Microsoft Azure Automation

Are you looking for a method of performing automation job scheduling directly in the public cloud? Do you need a configuration management solution for your Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines? You've probably already heard of PowerShell, but Azure Automation takes PowerShell to a whole new level, with cloud-first PowerShell runbooks, PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) for simplified configuration management, and even a secure asset store. This Microsoft Azure video-based training course dives into a slew of technical topics that are sure to boost you with new ideas and inspiration! Having the skills to work with configuration management and cloud-based automation runbooks will put you ahead of the game, and set you apart from the rest of the crowd.

What You'll Learn about Azure Automation

  • Microsoft Azure Automation Service Overview
    • PowerShell Runbooks (Workflow, Graphical)
    • Desired State Configuration (DSC) Pull Server
    • Pricing for Runbooks and Configuration Management services
  • Runbooks
    • Write parameterized PowerShell Runbooks
    • Deploy a Hybrid Runbook Worker to run scheduled jobs on-premises
    • Author custom PowerShell integration modules to integrate with external services
    • Integrate your Runbooks with external source control for backups and change tracking, and bi-directional sync
    • Use webhooks to call your Runbooks from external services and accept message payloads
    • Leverage an ISE add-on to simplify PowerShell Runbook development
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
    • Learn about the Azure Automation DSC Workflow for DevOps Engineers, IT Professionals, and Developers
    • Upload DSC Configuration Documents to the cloud and compile them
    • Register your nodes / managed endpoints with Azure Automation
    • Securely store credentials in a cloud-based Asset Store
  • Automation of Azure Automation
    • Use the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) PowerShell module to upload Runbooks, Configuration Documents , and automate other common tasks
    • Gain add-on capabilities that will help you be more productive from the Azure PowerShell experience