SharePoint Add-in Recipe - Remote Timer Jobs
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The approach you take to implement timer jobs is different in the new SharePoint Add-in model than it was with Full Trust Code. In a typical Full Trust Code (FTC) / Farm Solution scenario, SharePoint Timer Jobs were created with the SharePoint Server Side Object Model code, deployed via Farm Solutions and managed in the SharePoint Central Administration web site. SharePoint handles both the scheduling and the execution of the timer job in this scenario.
In a SharePoint Add-in model scenario, timer jobs are created and scheduled outside of SharePoint. SharePoint is not responsible for the scheduling or the execution of the timer job in this scenario.
You can read the rest of this Office 365 Patterns and Practices Guidance article on GitHub, here: https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP-Guidance/blob/master/articles/SharePoint-Add-In-Recipe-remote-timer-jobs.md