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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Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 9, in the US and Canada

[cross posted to http://blogs.msdn.com/mthree/archive/2008/03/07/dst-arrives-030708.aspx]  Daylight Saving Time begins in much of the US and Canada this weekend, as noted in more than 2,200 news articles today on March 9, several weeks earlier than in years prior to 2007. As you may recall, last year the US and Canada “sprang forward” a few weeks earlier than in past…

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Argentina is changing their daylight saving time on December 30

(cross posted from this blog entry) This past week, the government of Argentina approved a new change to their observance of daylight saving time in the country effective this Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 12:00am to March 16th, 12:00 for Argentina. According to Reuters, “under the new law, which both houses of Congress passed the…

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Remember: April 1st is not this year's daylight saving time 'spring forward' date

If you did not apply the updates to your various PCs and devices as noted on our http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007 daylight saving time information site, but manually adjusted the time, please note that older devices may ‘spring forward’ on the first Sunday in April (the old beginning of DST). As USA Today reports today…  “…a few new glitches…

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Applications using historical data from 2006 (or any previous years) can have invalid results

Executive Summary: Applications using historical data from 2006 (or any previous years) can have invalid results.  Microsoft is currently working to provide support for vendors and software developers for their applications, if the application does not provide historical DST start and end-date tables.    The change in DST start-time was something applications on top of Windows…

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What is the impact on SharePoint by the Daylight Saving Time change in 2007?

Q: Where can I find out more about the status of any impact on SharePoint by the Daylight Saving Time change in 2007? A: Please see http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/03/10/key-us-daylight-savings-time-information.aspx on the official blog of the SharePoint Product Group with more complete information from product support about the upcoming Daylight Saving Time change, and how it does or doesn’t…

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Help desk guidelines on Daylight Saving Time for Microsoft Office Outlook Calendars

The Exchange team has posted a helpdesk-oriented document that provides recommendations and prescriptive guidance for updating Outlook calendars to comply with the Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2007 rule changes. The goal is to provide an Outlook user with a “personal touch” experience to help them understand what is happening with their calendar. Enterprise and business customers may…

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DST 2007: Unable find mailbox timezone:Error 0x80004005

DST 2007:  Unable find mailbox timezone:Error 0x80004005   This article deals with understanding and troubleshooting the famous ” Unable find mailbox timezone:Error 0x800004005 ” while extracting time zone information from users during the extraction mode of the Exchange Calendaring Tool.    (Author’s note:  information has been gathered from many sources and we’ve scrubbed the data…

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