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Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition by Neil Mackenzie, Roberto Freato

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Managing and using the Azure Scheduler

The Azure Scheduler lets us create scheduled actions against an HTTP or HTTPS endpoint for a storage queue. By implementing complex infrastructures, we often need to schedule some actions with specific recurrence. Also, the Windows Task Scheduler helps us run custom processes in a scheduled fashion. However, having a Task Scheduler that runs on a user-managed VM involves maintenance and skills, although that is not to say that it is not a highly available solution, as the underlying VM represents a single point of failure.

The Azure Scheduler, via the Azure Portal or the Management API, lets us submit jobs of the following two types:

  • HTTP endpoint call
  • Message in queue

In the former case, we can customize the ...

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