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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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…

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Microsoft Announces Update to Support Policy for Daylight-Saving Time or Time Zone Changes

As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on customer satisfaction, we are announcing a revision to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy regarding the availability of Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Time Zone (TZ) updates during the Extended Support phase. DST or TZ updates are important because unless they are applied, the time zone setting for a…

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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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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 (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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Time Zones not updating on Windows 2003, Windows XP or Windows 2000

After applying 931836 time zone changes don’t take effect until you manually change the time zone   Symptom:  We have isolated reports that Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 may find that their Windows clocks do not move forward for DST, even with fixes applied from 931836 or 928388.    ·         Explanation: The root cause of this issue…

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Windows XP Event Viewer impacted by daylight saving time

A known issue… if you use Event Viewer, DST can cause unexpected behavior because Event Viewer changes the displayed time (and possibly the date) for events that have already occurred. For example, if an event occurred at 6:00 P.M. in standard time, after you move into DST, that event appears as if it had occurred…

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