Microsofts Joe Levy (Program Manager, Azure Automation) just announced in the blog post a new PowerShell ISE add-on for Azure Automation: Announcing the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on. The Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on helps you if you are writing PowerShell runbooks for Azure Automation:
In Azure Automation, runbook authoring is typically done in the Azure portal, using our browser-based experience. However, in experimenting with ways to improve our runbook authoring process, we developed a new, open-source tool for runbook authoring – the (take a deep breath) Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on!
This project has been in the works for a while and is already used by many of our customers. Now we think it’s finally ready for more exposure and usage. We built this experience because we observed two things:
Our customers heavily use the PowerShell ISE when writing PowerShell
They even use the PowerShell ISE when writing runbooks, copy/pasting back and forth with the portal or importing/exporting with the PowerShell cmdlets
So we thought, why not create an Azure Automation experience that builds on top of this powerful tool? If you’re interested in speeding up your runbook authoring process using tools you’re already familiar with, we hope you’ll give the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on a try!
Installation is very easy, you can get the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on from the PowerShell Gallery:
Install the PowerShell Add-on:
Install-Module AzureAutomationAuthoringToolkit -Scope CurrentUser
If you want the PowerShell ISE to always automatically load the add-on:
If you just want to load the add-on if you need it run:
For more information check out Joe Levy blog post on the Azure blog: Announcing the Azure Automation PowerShell ISE add-on