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Item scheduling is a special facility in SharePoint 2010 which helps to publish a document/page for a specified period. This feature is available out-of-the-box for publishing sites for the Pages library. It can also be implemented in a Team Site for custom document libraries.
The following sections describe how to set-up item scheduling.
Perform the following steps in Central Administration:
To display the Scheduling Start Date and Scheduling End Date site columns, enable the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure site collection feature. Perform the following steps:
The Manage Item Scheduling functionality is needed at the document library level. This is critical for the scheduling framework to work. For this, you must enable the SharePoint Server Publishing site feature. Perform the following steps:
Versioning must be set for the document library. These will also including enabling content approval for the document library. Perform the following steps:
It is important to enable the scheduling functionality on the document library. Perform the following steps:
As the document’s scheduled start date is a future value, the Approval Status is changed to Scheduled. When the scheduled start date and time arrives, the Scheduled Approval timer job will set the approval status to Approved. and modify the latest minor version to a major version.