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  1. Testing on Hybrid Worker - Run Settings does not remember run location

    In the testing console, the inputs are remembered when the testing console is opened again, but the Run Settings already reset to "Azure" even if it had been tested on "hybrid worker" the last time it was open

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    0 comments  ·  Hybrid  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for this suggestion! We will investigate remembering the last run on setting for hybrid.

  2. Use powershell to update modules in arm module library.

    Enable import of most recent version of azurerm module from the Automation Module Gallery using the powershell sdk or powershell/workflow script in an arm runbook.

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  3. Improve error message when uploading configuration

    Error message when uploading an invalid configuration file resulted in "Gateway timeout" error message via the portal and via powershell upload. Actual resolution to the issue was to modify the configuration file Import-DscResource statements to use -ModuleName instead of -Name parameters.

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    0 comments  ·  Debugging and troubleshooting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Import certificates created by publish settings

    When downloading the publish settings file certificates are created in all of my subscriptions. I can import and use them in the shell, but why cannot I use them as automation assets?

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    1 comment  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Updating this to be reviewed.

    To be transparent, since we are moving to Azure Resource Manager which doesn’t support publish settings files, we will be unlikely to take this request. If this is a real blocker for you, please respond with a bit more detail so we can take a closer look.

  5. Authorize emails Send from an Azure Automation runbook (Direct Send)

    Emails sent using either PS Send-EmailMessage (Direct send no credentials) are landing in spam folder, we need a way to authenticate/authorize them properly to ensure we can leverage automation for notifications purposes

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/mail-flow-best-practices/how-to-set-up-a-multifunction-device-or-application-to-send-email-using-office-3#option-2-send-mail-directly-from-your-printer-or-application-to-office-365-direct-send

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  6. View "Last test output" in a panel next to the code editor

    After running a test on an Azure PowerShell Runbook, and returning to the code editor, it would be very helpful to be able to keep the last test output open (read-only) in a split-view or popup, while the code editor is active.

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  7. door de batterijen te vervangen

    je kan door een batterij 2 lijnen connecteren maar ik weet niet hoe
    ah wacht ik denk dat ik me wijsmaak dat ik wel weet hoe

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  8. Describe properties of a connection

    When adding a new Connection, it would be nice to have descriptions or more information for the various required fields - Application, Tenant, Certificate - and possibly a dropdown box for the subscription.

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    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for posting this! We had considered something similar a while back, but it fell off our backlog. We’ll take another look.

  9. How can I have a job overview about all configured update schedules, job name, which machines, which patch types, when ?

    How can I have a job overview about all configured update schedules, job name, which machines, which patch types, when scheduled ?
    Minimum an overview about all schedule sets and able to select for edit, delete
    Reason, if you build a new schedule and filter and select machines, you are not able to see already in another update schedule or not

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  10. Show duration in job summary

    In the portal runbook job summary it is difficult to tell how long a runbook needed to finish. Please provide a minutes:seconds duration for a quick glance understanding of execution performance.

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    1 comment  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. Right now, you can see the start and end times but need to compute the duration yourself.

  11. Test Pane should pre-populate previous Start Values (like the ISE Add-On)

    This feels like a bug in the Portal UI, if for no other reason than the API must support it, and the Azure Automation Add-On for PowerShell ISE supports it as well.

    If I create a new runbook in the Portal, add a parameter, then start it with the Test Pane.. if I then switch over the Add-On, and for that same new runbook click the 'Test Draft In Azure' then 'Start New Job' button, the parameter values I entered in the UI are pulled into the text entry.

    I created this as a new request because the existing request…

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    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Fix dependencies automatically during modules import

    During Az modules import I have to fix all dependencies manually.

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  14. Ability to manually enter the webhook expiry date

    Currently we can only specify the expiry date by picking a date from the calendar. It would be nice if we could manually enter the year/month/day of the expiry date without using the calendar.

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    2 comments  ·  Webhooks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Beth Cooper responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. Is there a reason that you don’t like the date picker?

  15. Graphical: Add labels to links

    Please make it possible to add labels on links in graphical runbooks, otherwise I can be hard to understand logic of the runbook. (Was one of the great features of SCO Classic).

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  16. Problem with seeing which Schedule assigned when reviewing the Script

    The functionality was there before to see all the schedule's assigned to a runbook, not it just shows Jobs. Could you bring back the option to View the Schedule. Also is it possible to add a column on the RunBook list for the next time it is scheduled.

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  17. Module Update Improvements

    Modules that are now pretty much essential for DSC are not updated through Update Modules as they're not part of the azure sdk, e.g. ComputerManagementDsc, StorageDSC. Option to update these rather than going to the gallery and importing again would be better.

    On the modules page show current and new version numbers if applicable so you know what's out of date.

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  18. Intantly Convert EML file to MSG File?

    How can I convert my EML file to MSG Files Instantly

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  19. Bug? Error deploying a PowerShell Gallery module with ARM

    When deploying a module from the PowerShell Gallery using ARM with the resource type microsoft.automation/automationAccounts/modules, the import begins in Azure Automation, but fails with the message:

    Error importing the module xActiveDirectory. Import failed with the following error: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.StorageException: The remote name could not be resolved: 'usgeoaasprod1.blob.core.windows.net' ---> System.Net.WebException: The remote name could not be resolved: 'usgeoaasprod1.blob.core.windows.net'

    Is this a bug in my region?

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  20. Automate setting up automation accounts and insert code for connection into new scripts

    When setting up a run book you already set a subscription and automation account so setting up a connection should be simple but it is not unless you know the exact code to use. This is not easy to find as many of the help links embedded in the run book blade point to outdated information. Also, googling comes up with all sorts of variations due to many differences between Azure versions ,and Powershell versions and script types.
    The graphical option is even more confusing to use.

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