Microsoft Dynamics CRM and DST 2007 Changes


Daylight Savings Time (DST) this year is having a global impact on businesses and software users. DST starts three weeks early on March 11, 2007, and ends one week later on November 4, 2007, resulting in a new DST period that is approximately four weeks longer than previously observed.

For companies impacted by these changes, Microsoft has released updates to reflect the DST changes for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 client for Microsoft Office Outlook. The updates include the following:

  • The new 2007 DST start dates and end dates for several time-zone definitions in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM client for Microsoft Office Outlook. For example, all U.S. time zones will be changed to reflect the new DST start dates and end dates.
  • New stored procedures and tables that are used by the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zone Wizard. This wizard uses these stored procedures and tables to determine the Microsoft Dynamics CRM records that may have to be updated to reflect the DST changes.

The server-side update must be applied on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 server. The client-side update must be applied on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM client for Microsoft Office Outlook computers.

How to update Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 for the Daylight Savings Time 2007 changes:

KB 933453 - Complete step by step instructions and remediation document

KB 925874 - CRM Server and CRM Outlook client updates

KB 932984 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard

These Knowledge Base (KB) articles can be found at www.support.microsoft.com

Complete Daylight Savings Time 2007 updates for all Microsoft products are available at www.microsoft.com/dst2007.

Send feedback to crmsepm@microsoft.com as usual.

Greg Nichols


Comments (2)

  1. JJ says:

    Greg,

    Do we have the DST hotfix specifically for the non-English version of MSCRM 3.0;  for instance French.

    We tried applying to a French CRM and it did not work

    JJ

  2. Glen says:

    We also Tried to apply the French version and it abended while it seemed to be doing the disk space check.

    I also have an abend an another English server.

    Does anyone know if there are any ‘common problem’ articles being published?

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