DST 2007 Update: Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool Released – February 1, 2007
Here is the latest news released today:
· For those of you that may be struggling with creating patches for Windows 2000. You can now purchase the Extended DST Patches for one single price and this may be accomplished using existing hours on your contract. Please contact your Technical Account Manager (Premier Support customers) or your MS Sales Account Manager if you have interest in this.
· The Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e343a233-b9c8-4652-9dd8-ae0f1af62568&DisplayLang=en
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to review KB Article 931667 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931667/en-us) to ensure that you fully understand what this tool does and the various scenarios that it applies to PLUS it talks specifically about the Exchange Server/Outlook Client Interaction.
Please stay tuned to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone/dst2007.mspx for the most current information and links to other valuable information.
Standard Links you can go to:
Ø Preparing for daylight saving time changes in 2007 – http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007
Ø Outlook Update Tool overview and Outlook Update tool FAQ (here)
Ø Further details and scenarios for Outlook Time Zone Update Tool (KB931667)
Ø Get the Outlook Time Zone update Tool at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e343a233-b9c8-4652-9dd8-ae0f1af62568&DisplayLang=en
Ø Appointments appear off by one hour when you use Collaboration Data Objects to obtain calendar information from Exchange Server 2003 (KB924580)
Ø Update for daylight saving time changes in 2007 for Exchange 2003 (KB926666)
Ø How to configure daylight saving time for the United States in 2007 (KB914387)
Ø Windows Video presentation and deployment of patch (KB930688)
Ø A test version of the 2007 global time zone update for Windows is available (KB924840)
Ø 2007 time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems (KB928388)
Ø Update for Windows SharePoint Services
Ø How to configure daylight saving time for the United States and Canada in 2007 and in subsequent years on Windows CE-based devices
Ø U.S. daylight saving time changes in 2007 do not occur on the correct day on Windows CE 5.0-based devices
Ø How to configure daylight saving time for the United States and Canada in 2007 and in subsequent years on Windows Mobile-based devices ( )
There will be an update to the Windows XP and Windows 2003 TZ update fix released tomorrow as an optional download from Microsoft Update. This update contains changes to foreign timezones (Tehran, Nambia, Central Brazil, East South America, Newfoundland, Western Australia) so it’s not necessary to reapply it. That said, it should reapply without any issues.
NOTE: This update will be marked as a critical download on February 13th on Microsoft Update and it will be pushed beginning then.
As of 8 AM this morning, registration for the Public WebCast on Feb 2nd at 1:00pm PST for the new Exchange and Outlook tools is closed as this webcast is now completely full. Additional public Webcasts are being planned for the next few weeks to provide additional guidance. Registration fills quickly so it’s important that you attempt to reqister as soon as you receive a link. If you cannot attend, check back two or three days after the WebCast to listen to the recording of the session.
· Visual Source Safe is affected KB has been published 1/26/07 (KB931804)
· Groove 3.1: The product group is working on documentation of the issue and an announcement.
· Visual Studio: More information upcoming
· C++ CRT: It is impacted and KB article is in process.
· The main DST site on micrsoft.com (http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007) was updated over the weekend to include:
· BizTalk Server requires updates.
· Detailed guidance on order of updates (involving OS updates, Exchange, and calendar rebasing). This includes an explanation of the importance of rapid succession of steps regarding Windows OS updates and applying calendar update tools to minimize the chance of incorrectly shifted meetings.
· Projected availability of Outlook/Exchange calendar update tools.
· LiveMeeting Service (the hosted services will be automatically updated in mid-Feb through March by Microsoft – the console/client will not need to be updated)
· Exchange Server 2003 SP1 will now be supported for an updated version of the Exchange CDO patch to be released shortly
· DST Hotfixes for products in Extended Support can now be purchased for $4,000 (for all hotfixes in this category; currently Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000). This is a significantly reduced fee compared to the costs for more comprehensive coverage in an Extended Hotfix Support Agreement for each of those products.
Please contact your Premier Support TAM or your MS Sales Account Manager if you would like to explore this option.
· There will be no charge for Technical assistance for DST related cases.
List of DST 2007 Related KB Articles
· Update for daylight saving time changes in 2007 for Exchange 2003 (KB926666)
· Patch Order guidance (we will include guidance created with MSIT in a future update) here
· Outlook Update Tool overview and Outlook Update tool FAQ (here)
· Further details and scenarios for Outlook ‘rebasing’ tool (KB931667)
· Outlook tool released – public documentation on Office Online here
· Appointments appear off by one hour when you use Collaboration Data Objects to obtain calendar information from Exchange Server 2003 (KB924580)
· SQL: 2007 time zone update for SQL Server 2005 Notification Services and for SQL Server 2000 Notification Services. Other SQL Server services are not affected by DST 2007
· SharePoint: Update for Windows SharePoint Services (KB924881)
· Windows CE:
· How to configure daylight saving time for the United States and Canada in 2007 and in subsequent years on Windows CE-based devices (KB923027)
· U.S. daylight saving time changes in 2007 do not occur on the correct day on Windows CE 5.0-based devices (KB921095)
· Windows Mobile: How to configure daylight saving time for the United States and Canada in 2007 and in subsequent years on Windows Mobile-based devices (KB923953) . Note, we are providing advice to Service Providers and OEMs. We will be providing further guidance in an update to this KB. That guidance may include end-user oriented assistance.