December 2011 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems

The December 2011 DST Cumulative update for Windows operating systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Kaliningrad Standard Time:As previously announced in KB2625508, Belarus has decided to discontinue daylight saving time from 2011 and stay on permanent ‘summer time’. KB2625508 suggested moving to a ‘workaround time’ of Kaliningrad standard…

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Notice: Ukraine and Armenia revert 2011 DST cancellation

The previous post calls out planned 2011 DST cancellations for Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia [link]. We have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. According to reports in Rada and Kyivpost, Ukraine will not stay on permanent summer time and instead will fall back to winter time on October 30, 2011…

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Advisory: DST cancellations in Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia

Ukraine, Belarus, and Armenia have decided to discontinue daylight saving time starting from 2011. These countries are mirroring Russia’s changes by staying on “summer time” indefinitely and not falling back to “winter time” on October 30th 2011. Microsoft’s guidance to customers in the affected timezones is to move to another windows time zone (referred to…

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Announcement: Upcoming Microsoft webcast on daylight saving time changes in Russia

Update: The recorded webcast is now available on-demand here.   Understanding and preparing for the 2011 Russian Daylight Savings Time Change September 15, 2011 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time Click here to calculate your local time. Presented By: M3 Sweatt, Partner Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Matthew Brown, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Mike DeGooyer, Senior Program Manager,…

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August 2011 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems

The August 2011 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems contains the following changes : NewFoundland: Newfoundland’s DST start and end times have been updated to 2AM from 12:01 AM. The rest of the Newfoundland time zone schedule is unchanged. Russian Time Zones: A new time zone has been created for Kaliningrad with displayname “(UTC+3:00)…

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Notice: A hotfix is available to update Windows DST support for Egypt, Chile and Morocco

This hotfix contains three new changes in Windows Daylight Saving Time support : The government of Egypt decided to cancel Daylight Saving Time.  This hotfix updates Windows (UTC +2:00) Cairo timezone so it no longer has DST support. The government of Chile extended 2011 Daylight Saving Time so it ends May 7th. This hotfix updates Windows DST support for…

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Notice : DST schedule updated again for Chile

Notice : The government of Chile recently decided to extend 2011 Daylight Saving Time again.  This impacts the (UTC -4:00) Santiago timezone Instead of ending the first Saturday in April, DST will now end the first Saturday in May.  There is no hotfix for this change.  For more information, see the regional blog : http://blogs.technet.com/b/latam/archive/2011/03/29/updated-chile-dst-changes-2011.aspx

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Notice: a hotfix is available to update Windows DST support for (UTC +2:00) Istanbul

The Turkish government has decided to change the DST schedule for 2011, pushing back the start-date from March 27th to March 28th.   The existing timezone (UTC +2:00) Athens, Bucharest, Istanbul is shared with several countries who are not changing their DST schedule.  Therefore a new timezone has been added, Turkey Standard Time.    A Windows hotfix…

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Notice: a hotfix is available to update Windows DST support for (UTC -4:00) Santiago

The government of Chile revised their 2011 Daylight Saving Time schedule to defer the ending of DST by three weeks.  Instead of ending on Saturday March 12th, Daylight Saving Time will end on at 24:00:00  Saturday April 2nd.   Clocks should then fall back to 23:00:00 April 2nd.   More information can be found on http://www.horaoficial.cl/cambio.htm     If…

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Notice : A hotfix is available to update Windows DST support for (UTC +12:00) Fiji, and (UTC -11:00) Samoa

The government of Fiji revised their 2011 Daylight Saving Time schedule so that it ends the first Sunday in March (March 6 2011), and not the last Sunday in March.  More information can be found on http://Fiji.gov.fj    Microsoft has implemented a hotfix for this change.  This hotfix also updates Samoa’s Daylight Saving Time to end…

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