Job scheduling in Windows Azure

added by sandrino
1/4/2013 9:00:06 AM


A few days ago Scott Guthrie announced yet another update to Windows Azure. The great thing about this update is that it adds job scheduler support to Mobile Services. This means you can now create scripts that run every X minutes/days/hours/months. The Windows Azure website explains in detail how you can start using the job scheduler in Mobile Services. The primary goal of the job scheduler is that you can schedule backend tasks that interact with your Mobile Services data and users. This could mean that you might want to clean up data, send newsletters, send push notifications, … Let’s see how easy it is to go beyond Mobile Services and have these jobs interact with your Windows Azure Web Sites / Cloud Services / …