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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Creating a Custom Timer Job

So far you have explored the core classes of the object model either by developing console applications or by developing custom web parts. This section discusses another interesting topic in SharePoint server side development—developing a custom timer job.

Timer jobs are primarily used to run scheduled workloads, for example, performing some custom housekeeping activity in a SharePoint site or sending out daily or weekly email notifications to users based on certain business rules. In such a scenario you can create a timer job and schedule it to run accordingly.

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