Azure PowerShell Tools version 0.8.6 is available

The Azure PowerShell Tools are updated very often. But, this 0.8.6 release, is special and has many features that I was looking forward to. This release has the new Azure VM DSC extension cmdlets, non-interactive login using Add-AzureAccount, a new set of cmdlets for Windows Azure Pack, and so on.

Here is a list of new features and bug fixes in this release:

  • Non-interactive login support for Microsoft Organizational account with Add-AzureAccount -Credential
  • Upgrade cloud service cmdlets dependencies to Azure SDK 2.4
  • Compute
    • PowerShell DSC VM extension
      • Get-AzureVMDscExtension
      • Remove-AzureVMDscExtension
      • Set-AzureVMDscExtension
      • Publish-AzureVMDscConfiguration
    • Added CompanyName and SupportedOS parameters to Publish-AzurePlatformExtension
    • New-AzureVM will display a warning instead of an error when the service already exists in the same subscription
    • Added Version parameter to generic service extension cmdlets
    • Changed the ShowInGUI parameter to DoNotShowInGUI in Update-AzureVMImage
  • SQL Database
    • Added OfflineSecondary parameter to Start-AzureSqlDatabaseCopy
    • Database copy cmdlets will return 2 more properties: IsOfflineSecondary and IsTerminationAllowed
  • Windows Azure Pack
    • New-WAPackCloudService
    • Get-WAPackCloudService
    • Remove-WAPackCloudService
    • New-WAPackVMRole
    • Get-WAPackVMRole
    • Set-WAPackVMRole
    • Remove-WAPackVMRole
    • New-WAPackVNet
    • Remove-WAPackVNet
    • New-WAPackVMSubnet
    • Get-WAPackVMSubnet
    • Remove-WAPackVMSubnet
    • New-WAPackStaticIPAddressPool
    • Get-WAPackStaticIPAddressPool
    • Remove-WAPackStaticIPAddressPool
    • Get-WAPackLogicalNetwork

I will write more about the Azure VM DSC extension in an upcoming article.

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