Azure Automation works well for automating tasks that interact with Azure and O365 services. But what do you do if you need to access isolated resources like Active Directory that reside behind a firewall? Azure Automation Hybrid Worker was made just for that. Azure Automation Hybrid Workers extends Azure Automation into your private networks and allows for running runbooks that interact with resources such as Active Directory or on-premises Exchange or SharePoint. Azure Automation can also replace scheduled tasks, allowing a single repository for scripts and a single source of reporting on the status of the jobs ran in Azure and on-premises.