Notice: Pakistan decides not to observe daylight saving time (DST) in the year 2010

As reported on the Associated Press of Pakistan the government of Pakistan has decided that Pakistan will not observe DST in the year 2010.  The existing setting for the Pakistan time zone in Microsoft Windows already reflects no DST for 2010.   The display name  for the Pakistan time zone is: “(UTC+05:00) Islamabad, Karachi”.    …

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Advisory: Russia decides to make time zone changes in several regions

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia plans to make time zone changes in several regions so they won’t return to summer time this sping.   The draft resolutions are posted at:     http://www.minprom.gov.ru/docs/ce/42    http://www.minprom.gov.ru/docs/ce/41    http://www.minprom.gov.ru/docs/ce/38   The resolutions announced by the government of Russia are effective  at 2 AM on March 28, 2010. …

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Advisory: Syria decides to start daylight saving time on April 2nd, 2010

The “Syrian News Station” reported that the Council of Ministers has decided that Syria will postpone DST start to April 2nd, 2010 (midnight between Thursday and Friday). Microsoft Windows provides a way to prevent machines from switching into DST by un-checking the “Automatically adjust the clock for Daylight Saving Time” box in the Date and…

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Bangladesh decides to cancel Daylight Saving Time originally scheduled to start on April 1st, 2010

The Bangladesh cabinet cancelled its earlier decision to reintroduce daylight saving time from April 1st, 2010, considering its repercussion on people. Customers in Bangladesh can switch their computers to the “Central Asia Standard Time” time zone with the display name of “(UTC+06:00) Astana” which has a bias of UTC+6 as well and does not observe DST.  …

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A hotfix is available to update the Daylight Saving Time for Paraguay, Fiji and Chile time zones – KB 981128

    A Windows hotfix has been released to support the following DST changes:   ·     Set DST start date for Paraguay at first Saturday of October at 23:59:59.999 and DST end date at second Saturday of April at 23:59:59.999 ·     Set DST start date for Fiji at fourth Sunday of October 2010 at 02:00:00.000…

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Notice: Microsoft Windows Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update now available (February 2010)

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. For more information about this cumulative DST and TZ update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979306

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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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