I gave a talk at Q42 about the power that Azure Webjobs give you for running async tasks, long running or scheduled. The slides are meant to give a fast walkthrough of the featureset and some pitfalls.
What are webjobs?
Webjobs are part of the Azure Cloud solution of microsoft. They offer an easy solution for running executable scripts as background process for scheduling long running tasks or reacting to events from storing of files or items added to a processing queue. Using the Azure SDK it is really easy to convert a standard Console Application to a powerful event-based task processor.