I need a fundamental reason "Why should I patch my Sharepoint boxes" when all I am running is WSS 2.0 (with some fairly weird/unsupported hotfixes) and I have no sites that are running Exchange Public Folder linkages.

Q: I need a fundamental reason “Why should I patch my Sharepoint boxes” when all I am running is WSS 2.0 (with some fairly weird/unsupported hotfixes) and I have no sites that are running Exchange Public Folder linkages.A: Microsoft has released an update for Windows SharePoint Services.  This update includes revised time zone definitions for…


I noticed in a Microsoft article that Windows Mobile and Windows CE need to be updated as well. Which patch(s) are necessary for those?

Q: I noticed in a Microsoft article that Windows Mobile and Windows CE need to be updated as well.  Which patch(s) are necessary for those?  A: The Windows Mobile patches for Windows Mobile 5 and 2003 devices are available now at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile.  Updates for WindowsCE may being provided by the hardware vendor. See also Windows…


Is there an update required for MAC OS X?

Q: Is there an update required for MAC OS X? I know this chat room is only for Microsoft product but appreciate any help. A: For more information on impacted Microsoft products for the Mac OS such as Entourage, please see http://blogs.msdn.com/mthree/archive/2007/01/13/your-questions-what-about-mac-office-entourage-and-daylight-saving-time.aspx


I am not using SQL Server Notification Service for SQL 2005,But as per your article 931815 I need to install DST patch.What would be my NSMainDatabase value?

Q: I am not using SQL Server Notification Service for SQL 2005,But as per your article 931815 I need to install DST patch.What would be my NSMainDatabase value?A: If you are not using Notification Services, SQL is not otherwise affected by DST.  However, you still need to apply the 931836 update to the OS.


Our VC++ studio 6.0 application uses _timezone variable. Where does it get that value from? From the system clock or msvcrt.dll?

Q: Our VC++ studio 6.0 application uses _timezone variable. Where does it get that value from? From the system clock or msvcrt.dll?A: Environment variables are provided by the parent process, which includes system-wide settings. Also, a process can change its own environment block using the following functions:  _tzset(), _putenv(), _wputenv(), _putenv_s(), _wputenv_s(), SetEnvironmentVariable()


Is there a DST 2007 update for Microsoft CRM?

Q: I was under the impression that there would be a DST 2007 update for Microsoft CRM that would come out on 2/28/07.Are there any updates? A: Yes, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Time Zone Data Updates (KB 925874) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard (KB 932984) have been released to the…


Do I need a patch for Dynamics CRM or will patching Exchange/Outlook be adequate?

Q: Do I need a patch for Dynamics CRM or will patching Exchange/Outlook be adequate?A: Yes. For Windows CRM 3.0, the DST remediation involves a both CRM hotfix + the Windows hotfix (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836). This CRM article – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925874 – is the public KB on the CRM hotfix date for CRM 3.0. The update for CRM…


Does the PocketPC patch cover both PocketPC 2003 and windows mobile 5?

Q: The Windows mobile website has a Desktop installer to install via active sync it contains two cabs. one for PocketPC and one for Smartphone. Does the PocketPC patch cover both PocketPC 2003 and windows mobile 5?A: There are 2 different cab files for PocketPC, one for 2003, and another for 5.0.