MSDN Flash – Daylight Saving and Tech Ed wrap up


Tech Ed is done. It was a great event and before you forget I want to remind you of something you may have heard about at Tech Ed and if you didn’t its critical that you understand it.

One of the lunchtime sessions we had was around the changes to Daylight saving. This year we are changing when daylight saving starts and finishes – which is great for getting more time at the BBQ or in the pool – but also means we all need to check systems to make sure they are aware of the changes.

I remember when Australia changed their daylight saving schedule for the Commonwealth games – a certain NZ executive happened to be in Australia and their system was not updated and they missed their flight as a result. This is not the sort of executive exposure any one in the IT industry needs, but unless someone takes the time to look at and understand the issues for your organization, someone may be affected by this change.

We have a New Zealand web page dedicated to the daylight saving changes. This page will be getting updated frequently to ensure you have all the information you need, so book mark http://microsoft.co.nz/timezone and visit it periodically.

Back to Tech Ed... The inaugural Women in Technology event went well, and as a result a girly geek group is about to kick off in New Zealand – so keep an eye on http://girlgeekdinners.co.nz for more details (site should be live this week).

For more coverage of Tech Ed, check out http://techedlive.co.nz and the Tech Ed category on my blog. I also did a fairly exhaustive wrap up earlier with lots of links to other blogs and coverage.

If you are interested in downloading the powerpoint decks for the event, these will be available here in the next couple of days. I’ll also post some of your feedback from the event to my blog late this week/early next week...

I do want to say, however, that we enjoyed putting on Tech Ed this year, and we at Microsoft want to thank you for taking time out of work (and in many cases your life) to come along and make the event as great as it was!

Comments (4)
  1. Hey…in aus we’re starting geekgirlblogs…site in progress..

    http://geekgirlblogs.com/roller/default.aspx

    Maybe we can combine forces…who can i talk to about it?

  2. Hi all,

    The Girl Geek Dinners website is up and running.  Alas we couldn’t get girlygeeks.co.nz, some guy in Wellington owns that….so the URL you need to go to is http://www.girlgeekdinners.co.nz

    I’ve not put much on there as yet but there is an option to join our mailing list so that we can notify you when a dinner is coming up.

    Toodle pip,

    Amanda Jackson

    Fronde IT Consultant

  3. Satisfy Me says:

    A few posts on DST and time zones on a few MS blogs… The Groove team covers a couple issues you should

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