The upcoming Fall Release of VS2012 has some really great updates, bringing back OData, SPA, and now SingnalR.

If you get a chance take a look at Scott Guthrie’s keynote session where he goes through it (SignalR -- along with a demo of New Relic – which rocks).

SignalR is a hub/client model that leverages javascript to provide real time broadcast and point to point call backs from the hub to clients.  So, you can make some really cool sh**t with it.

Here’s a simple chat that was done with just a few lines of code:

http://jabbr.net/#/rooms/signalr

Other links

https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/AsynchronousScalableWebApplicationsWithRealtimePersistentLongrunningConnectionsWithSignalR.aspx

http://signalr.net/

Good overview of what’s included here:

http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2012/10/31/ten-oh-wait-eleven-eleven-things-you-should-know-about-the-asp-net-fall-2012-update.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jongalloway+%28Jon+Galloway%29