Q. Is there an easier way to call Azure Automations from the Azure Scheduler?
A. Previously it was possible to call Azure Automations from the Azure Scheduler (which has richer options compared to the native Azure Automation scheduling) through a series of fairly complicated steps which are documented at http://windowsitpro.com/azure/call-azure-automation-azure-scheduler.
There is now a new option which is documented at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/documentation/articles/automation-webhooks/. Using this option a web hook is created via the runbook actions which is then used as the HTTP POST action for the Azure Scheduler.