Overview of the SharePoint Online timerjobs
Currently we have no idea when timerjobs are running for SharePoint Online. For example: Search Indexing and the Content Type Hub. We (system integrators) try to give our customers an estimate for configuring SharePoint Online but are very depended on waiting for these timerjobs to run in the background. It would make our lives, and our customers, a lot easier when we at least have an idea when a timerjob is running.
Debora Ajenblit commented
I want to support Jasper's request. Additionally, the default scheduling for some of the jobs may be appropriate for on-premises but it is inadequate for SharePoint online, where there are no tools to change it.
Specifically, the timer jobs related to records management (Expiration policy and Information management policy) are on a weekly schedule. This configuration may cause that records be potentially be retained for almost a week longer than needed and/or makes it harder to test/evaluate results during development: you make a change and have to wait a week before you know if it behaved as intended. At the very minimum. these timer jobs should run on a daily schedule.
Oliver Bartholdson commented
Yes Jasper, yes!