2008/2008 R2 disabled Sleep & Hibernate (and any sub-functions thereof) when the Hyper-V role was installed.
That's perfectly fine for a server, but it's no good for a development or education platform. Since one of those are my use scenario that ruined a perfectly good opportunity to leverage Hyper-V on a laptop.
Server 2012 behaves the same as 2008 when the Hyper-V role is added.
Same problems apply.
Windows 8 is the first edition to have Hyper-V. It has the ability to both Sleep and Hibernate, but loses the ability to do Hybrid Sleep. A desktop and a laptop are not the same as a server. Not only do they have a radically different workload, but the do not serve in some sort of mission critical role. We (end users) are not serving up VDI, hosting services to the Internet, or hosting services to a corporate intranet.
We're doing development, education, entertainment, or application compatibility.
We can save the Earth, still get our job done, and get faster resume times than leveraging the traditional power off and power on boot times.
The functionality matters.
The loss of Hybrid Sleep for a desktop with Hyper-V is a mild irritation. On a desktop it allowed the desktop to stay in permanent sleep by default (you can make it hibernate eventually if you so desire). In the event that a power fail occurs that interrupts the Sleep, you resume from your Hibernate session losing no work.
The loss of Hybrid Sleep for a laptop is a bit of a bigger deal as the normal use case for a laptop involves much more battery usage. By default a laptop will transition from Sleep to Hibernate after 180 minutes. In the event something happens that interrupts the laptop before it has a chance to transition to Hibernate, Hybrid Sleep has you covered. Battery mishaps are real risk with a laptop.
In short this tech gives the desktop and laptop what we'd otherwise consider smartphone, tablet, or appliance style functionality. Instant data access with fault tolerance.
Of course I don't have to explain all the crazy downsides that would come from a laptop that lacked Sleep or Hibernate (Server OS). An issue apparently some were willing to deal with
I will continue using Hyper-V (it is a primary platform for my work), but I'm hoping they'll fix this oversight at some point.
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