Scheduler

Azure Scheduler allows you to invoke actions that call HTTP/S endpoints or post messages to a storage queue on any schedule. In Scheduler, you can create jobs that reliably call services either inside or outside of Windows Azure and run those jobs right away, on a regular or irregular schedule, or set them to run at a future date.

If you have any feedback on Azure Scheduler, we’d love to hear it.

  1. Save UTC offset settings

    When we create a job, we can enter a UTC offset field.
    However, when we edit the job, the UTC setting is never saved and start-time and end-time fields are changed as UTC time, as if UTC settings were ignored.

    From the perspective of UX, UTC settings should be saved just as we enter the data. This specification may confuse Azure Scheduler users.

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  2. Time fields should show 24-hour time

    Start-time field and End-time field now show 12-hour time; For example, '12:00:00 AM' or in Japanese locale, '12:00:00 午前'. However, we must type Chinese characters '午前' to input a date.
    In order to save trouble, it will be useful to show 24-hour time in those fields.

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  3. Scheduler Jobs Storage Queue works with Resource Manager

    It appears that the "storage queue" action only works with "classic" storage accounts, and not the new "Resource Manager" Storage Accounts. It would be nice if the Scheduler worked with the new Storage Account type.

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    Scheduler does work with resource manager storage accounts today but the portal currently only lists the classic storage accounts. Until we enable the ability to pick a resource manager storage account in the portal you can do it through the REST API today.

  4. Do not hide an 'Advanced Schedule' on Schedule blade

    The idea to hide an 'Advanced Schedule' on Schedule blade when minute or hour recurrence is selected is definitely an extremely bad idea!
    I was looking for advances scheduling for 6 hours today and even wrote my own ARM template for this. I've discovered the schedule service REST API, ARM schema, all PowerShell cmdlets, etc. But accidentally I've discovered that it is simply hidden! :)))
    Please, do not hide such things in UI.
    Disable them!

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  5. Please don't retire Azure Scheduler

    The Azure Scheduler seems exactly what I need to fire a REST request or some other task on a regular basis but I see it is set to retire on 30th Sept 2019 in favour of LogicApps. LogicApps seems overkill for a simple use case like this.

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  6. add a method to the portal for downloading/viewing the exact message placed in a queue by a job

    This would aid debugging services that pull jobs from the queue placed by the scheduler

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    planned  ·  Kevin Lam responded

    We will look into including a sample preview of the message in the portal.

  7. Add Refresh in Scheduler Job Collection blade

    Reproduce step.


    1. Scheduler Job Collection blade > Add

    2. Add a job and click OK.

    3. Return to Scheduler Job Collection blade, but Monitoring section is not refreshed job list.

    So, it would be good to add Refresh button on the Scheduler Job Collection blade.

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  8. Clone button could be helpful

    It would be good to place Clone button on Scheduler Job blade like logic app for making similar jobs faster.

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  9. Allow dynamic parameters

    The idea is to send with my Http Get request some dynamic parameters like the last time this particular job ran, so I could add to my Uri something like "http://myapi.domain/CallFromScheduler?lasttime=@JobLastRun@".

    Others parameters could be added like:
    1) @JobLastRun@: UTC Datetime of last run
    2) @JobStatusLastRun@: Status of last run
    3) @JobNextRun@: UTC Datetime of next run
    4) @JobLastBody@: Body of response of previous run

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  10. Notification should be displayed when you save job with past "Start on" time

    If you change recurrence from "Recurring" to "Once" and set a job to "Start on" past time, this job runs immediately after saving. This behavior is a little bit confusing to users who expect the job should not start. It’s very helpful if a caution appears on the portal when users are going to save jobs with past time.

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