Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessities a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything.
We realised at Kelverion that this need for PowerShell knowledge and the internet connection would be a stumbling block for Azure Automation adoption at most customers because not every IT engineer mumbles PowerShell in the sleep and certainly the 1st and 2nd line guys don’t speak PowerShell so who is going to support the automation on a day to day basis. So we released our Kelverion Runbook Studio tool which provides rich graphical authoring of Azure Automation Runbooks without the need for a permanent internet connection.
We are now pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Runbook Studio, which brings support of our Integration Modules to both Azure Automation and SMA.
The Runbook Studio Version 1.2 includes several new updates;
Support for easy export of code for SMA and PowerShell.
New Integration Module for SQL Server
New Integration Module for ServiceNow
Added additional global variable support
Added additional global variable support.
The Runbook Studio is aimed firmly at IT professionals who do not have much experience or knowledge of PowerShell but still want to leverage the power of Microsoft’s new cloud based tool Azure Automation.
For experienced PowerShell users the Runbook Studio increases your productivity and makes your solution more supportable in the longer term. On-going maintenance and operation does not need detailed PowerShell knowledge.
The Runbook Studio enables users to create Runbooks using the same script free, code free, graphical authoring approach they have become used to with System Center Orchestrator.
Once the Runbook design is complete the tool will automatically generate Azure Automation Graphical Runbooks for upload and execution from Azure Automation.