Charles, you asked a very interesting question near then end about what happens if you have a desktop app like Outlook which is periodically polling for mail and the system goes into connected standby. Jon gave a long answer which briefly mentioned virtualized timers and that a timer might fire 48 hours later than intended but didn't specifically answer the question.  Except maybe by implying it can't work that way anymore and apps that do that may do their poll very very late.  Is that the case?