Wirelessly posted (Breaking Ball)
Originally Posted by qc_metal
They would continue to work on their own, but could not process any mail/contact/calendar/etc. synchronization.
I'm not sure about MDS - but I would guess that would not work as well.
That's not correct.
Mail will still flow and the devices will not be adversely affected by the SQL outage.
After several hours of SQL being unavailable, the BES will likely start to get unhealthy and angry and then things will begin to fail.
A brief SQL outage of a few minutes or so would not even be noticed by the handhelds.