Azure VM - start/stop using automation

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So this is just sharing my long time azure automation script to start/stop a vm. I have this on a schedule so it starts on weekdays in the morning and is shutdown in the evening. There’s also a couple of webhooks so I can start/shutdown using my phone.

The latest addition is integrating push notifications to my phone - I have a Pushover which offers a nice api to send push notifications to your devices.

Note that to set this up, you will have to set up a user in Azure AD and add those credentials to automation assets.

I absolutely love the push notifications :)