Developing New Experiences

VSW04 Real-Time Desktop Apps with Azure-powered SignalR


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Sam Basu

Developer Advocate


SignalR is rather cool piece of ASP.NET technology stack that powers real-time communications across platforms. SignalR is open source and enables two-way client-server RPC calls – across .NET and JavaScript. This means seamless real-time communications across web, desktop and mobile platforms.

Modern enterprise business workflows often demand Windows or MacOS solutions and the need for real-time Desktop apps is only growing. Whether you are building native WinForms/WPF/WinUI desktop apps or enabling cross-platform solutions through Blazor/.NET MAUI, SignalR can sprinkle in real-time magic for desktop solutions. And Azure SignalR service can power real-time Desktop apps with scalable hosting or serverless architectures. With a SignalR server backend and modern client apps, the world is your oyster. Let's explore what's possible with real-time communications!

You will learn:

  • Understand SignalR tech
  • Explore real-time apps with .NET & Blazor
  • Build real-time experiences across platforms