Advisory: Bangladesh decides to end daylight saving time on December 31, 2009

On Monday, December 28, 2009 the Bangladesh government announced that, following a cabinet decision last week, the clocks would move back one hour to standard time at 11:59 PM on Dec 31.  The decision was also reported on The Daily Star.A notice from the power ministry on Sunday, however, clarified that clocks would be set…

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Hotfix Available for Bangladesh 2009/2010 Daylight Saving Time

12/28/2009 Update: As announced today, Bangladesh has decided to end DST on December 31, 2009.  This hotfix does not address this most recent change on Bangladesh’s time.  Please stay tuned for more information on Bangladesh’s newest DST change.   According to an announcement from the Bangladesh government, the Bangladesh cabinet decided to advance Bangladesh Standard Time…

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Hotfix Available for Fiji 2009/2010 Daylight Saving Time

Fiji government has approved the re-introduction of daylight saving time in Fiji, from Sunday, November 29th 2009 at 2.00 am to Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 3.00 am.  This hotfix updates the start and end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) for Fiji in 2009.   Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement this change.  If…

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Microsoft Windows Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update now available (December 2009)

The most recent cumulative update to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) is now available for supported versions of the Windows Operating System via Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update.   Microsoft product teams follow a semi-annual DST and TZ update schedule, which follows the Windows regular schedule for publishing newly legislated…

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Advisory: Mauritius Discontinues Daylight Saving Time in 2009

There will be no daylight saving time (DST) in Mauritius in 2009 despite positive reports from a recent DST trial, which began in October 2008 and ended in March 2009. Mauritius’ government announced that it would not repeat last year’s DST trial.  Microsoft Windows provides a way to prevent machines from switching into DST by…

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Microsoft Announces Update to Support Policy for Daylight-Saving Time or Time Zone Changes

As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on customer satisfaction, we are announcing a revision to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy regarding the availability of Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Time Zone (TZ) updates during the Extended Support phase. DST or TZ updates are important because unless they are applied, the time zone setting for a…

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Microsoft Windows Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update now available (August 2009)

The most recent cumulative update to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) is now available for supported versions of the Windows Operating System via Microsoft Download Center and Windows Update.   Microsoft product teams follow a semi-annual DST and TZ update schedule, which follows the Windows regular schedule for publishing newly legislated…

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Announcement: Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt, Western Australia

Once again, as has happened in the past, a couple of countries will see new changes to their observation of Daylight Saving Time (DST) , this time in Egypt and Western Australia. A new Microsoft Knowledge Base article is up – KB 974176 – noting the hotfix now available to update the Daylight Saving Time…

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Notice: Optional Fix-it Available for Bangladesh 2009 Daylight Saving Time

As reported in the Bangladesh Government’s Gazette, Bangladesh has announced the introduction of Daylight Saving Time (DST).  The start of DST for 2009 is on June 19th at 11:00 PM.   Microsoft has produced an automated workaround (called a fix-it) to implement the DST Start time change for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista…

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Notice: Hotfix Available for Morocco 2009 Daylight Saving Time

Morocco has announced the start of DST for 2009 on June 1st at midnight. The clock will move one hour forward at midnight between May 31st and June 1st, and then move one hour back at midnight between August 20th and August 21st in 2009.  There was no DST for Morocco in 2009 prior to…

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