SignalR provides real-time communications between servers and clients.
The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.
The technology was developed by a company founded by two ex-Microsoft executives.
Developers will get the release before the general public.
Microsoft didn't address a possible release for Office in 2014.
Developers are encouraged to vote on which releases will come first.
Among his early moves is putting a former high-ranking politico in charge of strategy.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.
It will eventually replace the JIT64 compiler, allowing for faster program starts.
Developers can search for incompatibilities between their own code and .NET more easily than ever.
TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.
The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.
With Bing Code Search, Visual Studio developers get context-aware search capabilities from within IntelliSense.
A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.
The developer service has had a number of outages since its introduction last November.
It allows devs to debug JSON without leaving Visual Studio.
The add-in checks a Windows Store app's performance and health.
The update is supposed to be out this spring.
Former head of the .NET platform is promoted in the wake of Satya Nadella's ascension to CEO.
The update comes close on the heels of Update 1, which came out just over two weeks ago.