Hotfix available for Chile DST change

The government of Chile has extended Daylight Saving Time for 2012 [Official Decree]. DST for mainland Chile now ends on April 28, 2012 and starts on September 1, 2012.   A hotfix for Windows has been released to address this change. You can find details of the hotfix and download it here [KB2681116].Hotfixes are available for…


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…


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”.    …


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. …


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…


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.  …


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…


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


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…


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…