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ASP C# Chat with Desktop Function?

I'm considering building a simple 'Help Chat' with a desktop popup, The ASP and SQL database would be on a 2003 server and the popup on a seperate workstation. The popup works when someone clicks 'chat' on the ASP page.

1. Client interaction on ASP/AJAX form seems very straight forward.
2. Inserting both Visitor and Support Agent chat-text into a SQL db seems very straight forward.
3. Continually 'Polling' the ASP Web Service for new messages seems to be memory intensive.

Q. Any suggestions on how to detect new web site chat requests without continually polling the web service?
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Thanks for the reply, I'll wait for other possible solutions too.
Okay, you win the points. Thank You!