We are happy to announce the availability of StockTrader 6, a new end-to-end reference application for Windows Azure and Windows Azure SQL Database. The sample application with full source code and Visual Studio solutions can be downloaded and installed from MSDN here. The focus of the sample is two-fold:

  1. Cloud-connected mobile applications: Illustrate how to adapt existing applications and services to extend the reach to all major mobile platforms, including Apple iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Windows 8, and HTML5, with shared client code across device types.
  2. Achieving backend scale: Illustrate the use of SQL Federation for data-tier scale-out, in conjunction with Windows Azure Cloud Services, including optional use of Windows Azure Service Bus for durable, asynchronous messaging.

You can read more about it on the Windows Azure blog, here.