Take Advantage of New SQL Database Reference Application

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 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.