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Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community.

SignalR is one of the most popular frameworks for building real-time applications. SignalR is built upon WebSockets which are supported in all modern browsers and provides a protocol for bi-directional messaging. SignalR supports a variety of scenarios from creating real-time dashboards to broadcast messaging. 

The Azure SignalR Service provides a serverless SignalR back-end to handle the messaging concerns while simplifying the hosting concerns including scalability and load balancing. Also, as part of the Azure offering, integration with other services is easily supported like Azure Active Directory, Azure Storage as well as Azure Analytics, Power BI and others.

So how to get started. First stop would be to take a look at the examples provided. These include a Cross-platform Chat, Instant Broadcasting on Serverless Architecture, and a Real-time Web Dashboard. One great feature of the documentation is the examples are provided in multiple languages including C#, JavaScript and Java.

Also there are some great resources if you prefer to watch a video:


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SignalR took a while to arrive for .NET Core, and even longer to arrive on Azure. But it's super nice!