Time Zone Updates for Cyprus and Saratov, Russia

Northern Cyprus stopped observing DST from October 30, 2016, remaining in UTC +03:00 hours going forward. The Russian government recently announced that the Saratov region will be moving from UTC +03:00 to UTC +04:00 on December 4, 2016 at 02:00. Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these changes. We anticipate these updates will…

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Time Zone Updates for Tonga

Microsoft has received official decree verifying that Tonga will start observing DST on November 6, 2016 at 02:00 hours. DST in Tonga is scheduled to end on January 15, 2017 at 03:00 hours.  Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these changes. We anticipate this update will be made available in the…

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DST end date change for West Bank and Gaza

Microsoft has received official decree verifying the change in daylight savings end date for West Bank and Gaza regions. It was previously scheduled to end on October 20, 2016 at  24:00. Instead, DST now ends on October 29, 2016 at 01:00. Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these policy changes. We…

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Time data update for Turkey is now available for Windows 8.1 and below

This addresses the recent DST changes announced by the Turkish government. Please visit the KB article for more details on this update for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 and below. For Windows 10, please install the latest cumulative update (LCU). Details of the LCU can be found here.

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Windows Time Data Updates for Turkey is now available for Windows 10

Windows 10 customers are recommended to install the latest cumulative update listed in our update history page. This addresses the recent DST changes announced by the Turkish government. This update will be available for Windows 8.1 and below (along with Server equivalents) on October 18, 2016.

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Windows Time Data Updates for Novosibirsk is now available

Please visit the KB article for more details on this update for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 and below. For Windows 10, please install the latest cumulative update (LCU). Details of the LCU can be found here.

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Time Zone Updates for Turkey

The Turkish government recently announced that they will not be observing DST going forward. They will remain permanently on UTC+3 and not return to UTC+2 on October 30th, 2016. Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these changes. We anticipate this update will be made available in mid October. We recommend our…

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Windows Time Data Update for Egypt DST change now available

Please visit the KB article for more details on this update for Windows 8.1, Server 2012 R2 and below. For Windows 10, please install the latest cumulative update (LCU). Details of the LCU can be found here.

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Time Zone Updates for Novosibirsk, Russia

The Russian government recently announced that the Novosibirsk region will be moving from UTC +06:00 to UTC +07:00 on July 24th at 02:00 hours. Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these changes. We anticipate this update will be made available in the coming months. Interim Guidance Though we plan to release…

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Time Zone Updates for Egypt: DST Cancellation

The government of Egypt recently canceled DST permanently. DST was previously scheduled to begin on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 12:00 AM. Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows which will reflect these policy changes. Interim Guidance While we plan to release a data update, there is insufficient lead time before the policy change takes effect. …

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