Notice: Ramadan Exception for Morocco DST

     As stated in the previous blog post, Microsoft has issued updates for Morocco introducing Daylight Saving Time in 2012 [KB2698707]. Daylight time will be paused during the holy month of Ramadan. Due to the yearly fluctuation of the start and end dates of Ramadan during this time of year, it is difficult to…

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Armenia cancels DST

Disclaimer: The information in this document is written in response to an announcement by the government of Armenia about changes in the daylight saving time in Armenia for the year of 2012.   The steps provided in this bulletin were created to mitigate the impacts that the daylight saving time changes will cause for customers…

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Notice: Now also available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: Optional Hotfix Available for Pakistan 2009 Daylight Saving Time

As reported in various publications, including Daily Times, Pakistan has announced the start of DST for 2009 on April 15th at midnight.   This information is subject to change as it has not been officially confirmed by a Pakistani government source.   Last Monday a hotfix was released to implement this change for Windows Vista and…

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Notice: Optional Hotfix Available for Pakistan 2009 Daylight Saving Time

As reported in various publications, including Daily Times, Pakistan has announced the start of DST for 2009 on April 15th at midnight.   This information is subject to change as it has not been officially confirmed  by a Pakistani government source.    Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement this change for Windows Vista and Windows…

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Pakistan: Daylight saving time ends on November 1 at midnight

Daylight saving time ends this weekend in Pakistan.  Late in August 2008, it was announced that Pakistan’s daylight saving time (DST) would be extended to midnight between October 31 and November 1, 2008.   In May of 2008, Pakistan introduced the observance of DST for this year for the first time since 2002.  Pakistan will…

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Announcement: daylight saving time ends in Morocco earlier, on September 1, 2008

(cross posted from Announcement- Changes to daylight saving time in Morocco, earlier than later on September 1, 2008) We recently received news reports (via this link, in French) that the ministry for the Modernization of the public sector in Morocco issued a notice that the country has changed the end date to daylight saving time…

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updateD: Hot Topics for Daylight Saving Time changes page

The ‘Hot Topics for Daylight Saving Time changes’ page at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_hottopics has been updated: Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update for Windows now available (revised August 12, 2008) The most recent cumulative updates to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) for Windows are now available for supported versions of the Windows…

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Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update for Windows now available (August 2008)

The most recent cumulative updates to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) for Windows are now available for supported versions of the Windows operating system. The cumulative updates have been released to the Microsoft Download Center. These updates support versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008….

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Advisory: Potential changes to Daylight Saving Time in Iraq

Microsoft has learned of a potential change to the observance of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Iraq that may impact customers using the Baghdad time zone. An early, unsubstantiated report is that the Ministry of Iraq has decided that the country will no longer observe DST as they have in prior years, currently scheduled to…

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Chile announces an extension on their Daylight Saving Time for 2008

The government of Chile announced on February 7, 2008, that their current daylight saving time will be extended in order to save energy. The new fall back date for the daylight saving period of 2007-2008 is:      Daylight saving time ends:  Last Saturday of March at 11:59:59PM Information is available via our Chilean web site…

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