Microsoft Azure PowerShell 0.8.8 is available

Just a few hours ago, Azure team released Microsoft Azure PowerShell 0.8.8. The new release has a lot of improvements and added a support for today’s Azure update–Role-Based Access Control in Azure Preview Portal.

Here is the official change log for version 0.8.8:

  • Role-based access control support
    • Query role definition
      • Get-AzureRoleDefinition
      • Manage role assignment
      • New-AzureRoleAssignment
      • Get-AzureRoleAssignment
      • Remove-AzureRoleAssignment
    • Query Active Directory object
      • Get-AzureADUser
      • Get-AzureADGroup
      • Get-AzureADGroupMember
      • Get-AzureADServicePrincipal
    • Show user’s permissions on
      • Get-AzureResourceGroup
      • Get-AzureResource
  • Active Directory service principal login support in Azure Resource Manager mode
    • Add-AzureAccount -Credential -ServicePrincipal -Tenant
  • SQL Database auditing support in Azure Resource Manager mode
    • Use-AzureSqlServerAuditingSetting
    • Set-AzureSqlServerAuditingSetting
    • Set-AzureSqlDatabaseAuditingSetting
    • Get-AzureSqlServerAuditingSetting
    • Get-AzureSqlDatabaseAuditingSetting
    • Disable-AzureSqlServerAuditing
    • Disable-AzureSqlDatabaseAuditing
  • Other improvements
    • Virtual Machine DSC extension supports PSCredential as configuration argument
    • Virtual Machine Antimalware extension supports native JSON configuration
    • Storage supports creating storage account with different geo-redundant options
    • Traffic Manager supports nesting of profiles
    • Website supports configuring x32/x64 worker process
    • -Detail parameter on Get-AzureResourceGroup to improve performance
    • Major refactoring around account and subscription management

The error “Add-AzureAccount: multiple_matching_tokens_detected: The cache contains multiple tokens satisfying the requirements. Call AcquireToken again providing more requirements (e.g. UserId)” that some users have experienced with the Add-AzureAccount cmdlet, and were blocked to work with the Resource Manager in PowerShell, is fixed now.

The “Virtual Machine DSC extension supports PSCredential as configuration argument” improvement is covered in detail in today’s post on PowerShell team blog.

About the author: Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar is a PowerShell MVP and a co-founder of PowerShell Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at the conferences and participates regularly in IT Pro user groups worldwide. Recently, Aleksandar co-authored the highly respected Administrator’s Guide to Windows PowerShell Remoting. Follow him on Twitter at @alexandair

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