Individual humans do not scale very well. Let's face it, we can barely multitask. So with Cloud Computing how do we keep up with the growing demand for maintenance tasks for these "infinitely scalable" assets? The answer is automation. Azure Automation is a highly available automation service which helps you "Automate all the things". Anything from deployments, to monitoring to maintenance tasks can be set up using this reliable workflow execution engine. This presentation covers the fundamentals of the Azure Automation service and provides some insights into how to leverage it with your own solutions.
IP address configuration, domain join, computer rename, firewall configuration, network configuration testing, role and feature install, virtual machine creation. There are a large number of everyday tasks that server administrators still do with the GUI out of habit, even though there are faster ways to accomplish the same things in PowerShell. In this session we'll show you a number of single line PowerShell commands that you can use to replace systems administration tasks that you still perform using the GUI because you've been doing it that way since the days of Windows NT.