Inside Windows 8: Jon Berry - Desktop Activity Moderator and Connected Standby

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    paradyne

    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? 

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    pmsjt

    @paradyne - The short answer is yes, these classic pooling applications will have their time stretched (you can call that "very very late", relatively speaking).

    One the other hand, think about what happens on classic up-to-windows7 Standby (and also Windows 8 if the hardware does not support Connected Standby): When they do Standby, REALY nothing happens - everything just stops. In essence, Classical Applications on Connected Standby are no worse than they were before - maybe a little bit better.

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    Dizi

    What if I have a desktop application that may take a long time to finish like downloading an ISO either through a browser or BitTorrent, installing a very large piece of software, running some simulation, compiling, etc. Now, say I press the power button or the screen goes off after some time. Will those software be suspended?

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    Dizi

    Another question. Have they extensively tested virtualization software under Connected Standby? As a simple example, will the time in the virtualized OS gradually go off each time the host goes into Connected Standby?

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    hillr
    If we wanted to test that our desktop, network-related services and processes work correctly with DAM, is there a laptop available that supports Connected Standby?

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