Azure Automation Adds Python 2 Support

The Python language can now be used to author runbooks for the hosted Azure Automation service. Azure Automation can deploy and maintain a system in a set state of configuration and run a series of automation steps as a repeatable process using workflow runbooks on systems in Azure, or on-premises through a Hybrid Runbook Worker. Up to this point, PowerShell was the only scripting language supported for authoring runbooks. The new capabilities could help a larger number of administrators, particularly Linux administrators, take advantage of Azure Automation.

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