Advisory: Mauritius Discontinues Daylight Saving Time in 2009

There will be no daylight saving time (DST) in Mauritius in 2009 despite positive reports from a recent DST trial, which began in October 2008 and ended in March 2009. Mauritius’ government announced that it would not repeat last year’s DST trial.  Microsoft Windows provides a way to prevent machines from switching into DST by…


Notice: Hotfix Available for Morocco 2009 Daylight Saving Time

Morocco has announced the start of DST for 2009 on June 1st at midnight. The clock will move one hour forward at midnight between May 31st and June 1st, and then move one hour back at midnight between August 20th and August 21st in 2009.  There was no DST for Morocco in 2009 prior to…

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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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Microsoft Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update now available (December 2008)

The most recent cumulative updates to daylight saving time (DST) and world time zones (TZ) are now available for supported versions of the following products. For the latest DST updates on each of these products, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: Microsoft Daylight Saving Time Support page.The cumulative updates can be downloaded as indicated…

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Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update for Windows now available (December 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 and Windows Update.. These updates support versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and…


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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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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Windows Hotfix Update now available for new Daylight Saving Time changes in Brazil

To be posted to the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Hot Topics page at http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_hottopics… Brazil 2007-2008 Daylight Saving changes: The government of Brazil announced a change on September 20, 2007, in the observance of daylight saving time in the country. The new time change will take place in Brazil on October 14th…

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Venezuela Time Zone Update Hotfix for the Windows OS is Available

The government of Venezuela has announced a change to the time zone for the country. To date, Venezuela observed AST. The new time zone change will begin September 24, 2007, when clocks will move backwards 30 minutes, from UTC-4:00 GMT to UTC-4:30. This change begins at 11:59:59 PM local time on September 24. Clocks should…

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