Advisory: Changes to Daylight Saving Time in Morocco and Pakistan on June 1, 2008


A quick note to let you know that Knowledge Base article 914387 “How to configure daylight saving time for Microsoft Windows operating systems” has been updated to reflect the manual changes for Morocco and Pakistan. We’ve also updated the information about Iraq to indicate that Iraq no longer observes DST…


Daylight Saving Time changes in Morocco and Pakistan (revised May 19, 2008)

Microsoft has learned of a change to the observance of Daylight Saving Time (DST, aka regionally as Summer Time) in Morocco and Pakistan that could impact customers using local time zones.  We have news that Morocco will switch from GMT to GMT+1:00 beginning on June 1, 2008, and that the Pakistan Government will change from GMT +5:00 to GMT +6:00 June 1, 2008, at 12 midnight (local time).  These changes may impact customers and partners in the regions who use local time zones, including entities engaged in business in or with the region. 

Unfortunately, due to the short notice provided for these late breaking changes, we do not expect that product groups will provide updates incorporating these changes.  The Windows organization plans to include these updates in the next release of the 2008 Cumulative Time Zone Update for Windows, scheduled to release in July/August 2008.

For manual remediation of the Microsoft Windows XP operating systems in mainstream support, Microsoft will provide an updating to the following DST and time zone manual update article with the changes for Morocco and Pakistan:

How to configure daylight saving time for Microsoft Windows operating systems

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387

We will publish additional information and links here as available.  For general information, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/time.


Tags: Microsoft, Daylight Saving Time, Daylight Savings Time, RSS, DST, Morocco, Pakistan.

Comments (2)

  1. Faraz says:

    We are facing many issues with Microsoft Exchange 2007, CRM 3.0, Outlook 2007 etc as these application softwares / servers are not aware of DST support in Pakistan. Can some please confirm when updates for all MS software which support the re-introduction of DST in Pakistan will be made available?

  2. M3 Sweatt says:

    Many product groups — including Windows — will follow the semi-annual release cadence for new DST and time zone updates. Windows is scheduled to release its cumulative update release in July to the download center and then in August to Windows Update.  More information will be posted to http://www.microsoft.com/time.  Due to the timeframe provided, many product teams will likely release their updates in August along side the broad availability of the Windows OS update.

    Additionally, we are still confirming the Iran DST end date but a majority of the news reports have stated this is to occur Sept 23 and is what Windows is using.