The new Task Scheduler 2.0 in Windows Vista is no longer just a simple tool for end users. It now provides a powerful platform for designing and managing complex background operations, and in some cases can replace the need for Windows services.

In the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Kenny Kerr explores the main concepts and building blocks behind the Task Scheduler.

A simple Task Scheduler Explorer app is included in the download for this installment of the Windows with C++ column, and you can explore all of the sample code online.

Kenny's Task Scheduler Explorer

Enjoy!

Terrence Dorsey