DST 2007 Update: "Step by Step" Support Webcast Training

Updated DST Home Page

Microsoft’s DST Home Page at http://www.microsoft.com/dst2007 has been updated to make it easier to filter out information you don’t need and help you focus on what you do need. The new “wizard” interface lets you pick your role and applicable products to give you targeted information and guidance. If there are still some gaps in your internal plans, please take the time to review the content there or call me.

Upcoming webcasts

“Preparing for Daylight Saving Time: How To Make The DST Transition Step-By-Step”
Microsoft DST team members walk through how to utilize the Windows, Exchange and Outlook updates and tools to help businesses prepare for the transition to daylight saving time. An open Q & A forum will be hosted by the company’s best subject matter experts. These sessions are targeted toward IT Professionals.

This session is offered live on multiple dates, each beginning at 12:00pm Pacific Time:

Tuesday, February 20 - To register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032330844&Culture=en-US

Thursday, February 22 - To register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032331069&Culture=en-US 
Tuesday, February 27 - To register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032331069&Culture=en-US 
Thursday, March 1 - To register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032331071&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US 

Updated Exchange guidance:

·         *NEW!* Step-by-Step run of the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool (MSExTMZCFG.EXE) is available at http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/14/435267.aspx

·         *NEW!* DST and resource mailboxes – Auto Accept Agent and Direct Booking workarounds http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/16/435404.aspx

·         *NEW!* How to find public folder calendars and their owners http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/16/435378.aspx

·         *NEW!* Microsoft IT has released some communications documents that you can use with your customers and users.  Ensure  These are attached.  They are Office 2007 documents and, if you need it, you can go to the Microsoft Website at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=941B3470-3AE9-4AEE-8F43-C6BB74CD1466&displaylang=en and download the Office Compatibility Pack (make sure you install all high-priority updates from Microsoft Update first)

·         *NEW!* Office 2003 CDO has been released and should be available tomorrow at: http://suppport.microsoft.com/kb/932962


·         In addition, there will be an update to the Data Update Tools for Outlook and Exchange coming soon. The update is based on customer feedback requesting additional functionality. If you are able to accomplish your tasks with the current tools, no changes are necessary. Here are some of the changes coming in the updated tool:

1.       Ensuring that single instance items created after the date on which the operating system time zone updates were applied are not rebased

2.       Rebasing calendar items and suppressing calendar updates

3.       Rebasing resource mailboxes

4.       Rebasing calendars items stored in public folders

5.       Reporting the changes made by the Outlook Time Zone Data Update tool


MSIT Guidance:

The following documentation was published recently after Microsoft’s IT department presented their DST solution during an internal webcast.   There will be a presentation made available on Friday.   It may be a few days before that webcast is made available on-demand but in the meantime, below are the main documents.

·         Microsoft IT Guidance
MSIT DST Assessment Checklist

·         MSIT DST Enterprise Response Plan

·         MSIT DST Patching Overview

·         MSIT DST Exchange TZ Update Tool Guidance

·         MSIT DST Outlook TZ Update Package Guidance

Previous Webcasts:

Preparing for Daylight Saving Time: Microsoft IT’s approach” https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/lmevents/view?id=msft021307dtE&pw=WG987A&cn=

The impact of daylight saving time on Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office Outlook” on 2/2/2007 -  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932046

“Daylight Saving Time and Windows 2000on 1/18/2007 -  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930688




3 recent blogs from the Exchange Product Group about Exchange and DST 2007


DST and Resource Mailboxes

The first blog about workarounds to address Auto Accept Agent and Direct booking for resource mailboxes in regards of DST changes.

DST and resource mailboxes - Auto Accept Agent and Direct Booking


DST and Public Folder Calendars

With the new DST changes, many customers are asking about how to identify all their public folder calendars and their owners. Fortunately, this is very easy to do using PFDAVAdmin as described on the following blog

How to find public folder calendars and their owners?


A step-by-step walkthrough on how to run MSExTMZCFG.EXE

And the last blog is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to run the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool (MSExTMZCFG.EXE) , with screenshots and possible errors troubleshooting.

Step by step run of the Exchange Calendar Update Configuration Tool (MSExTMZCFG.EXE)



Other Information on the Windows XP OS Patch


Microsoft released a new update for DST on Windows XP (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836/) on February 17, 2007.  This update supercedes the original update releases in November, 2006 (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928388).


Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the tips and great info.

    Very appreciative.

    Its posts and blogs like these that really do help people. Thank you.

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