Microsoft Windows December 2012 Updates for Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones

The latest cumulative update for supported Microsoft’s Windows operating systems addressing daylight saving time and time zone changes is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. This update supersedes and replaces older updates released previously as noted in the full Knowledge Base article, namely KB 2756822 released in October. All additional time zone changes released…

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It’s Time To Fall Back An Hour in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday

How quickly time flies, seems like just yesterday we were Springing Forward (way back on Sunday, March 11). Yes, it’s that time again if you’ll pardon the pun, to fall back in much of the Northern Hemisphere. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00AM local time in much of the U.S…

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Your Questions: "What do you think about Windows 8? Which one should I get?"

I’m very excited today with the release of Windows 8. It’s been nice to see the positive press on the new OS release, and to connect with friends with questions about the latest version of Windows. As an example of the mails I’ve received, one was from one of my friends from a past life…

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Advisory: October 2012 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems

As just announced, the October 2012 DST Cumulative update for Windows operating systems has been published on the Microsoft Download Center. This year’s October Update replaces the normal August Cumulative Update.  More info is available here on the official DST blog, and you can get the update in KB 2756822

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Update: No immediate plans in Russia to return to Winter Time in 2012

A few days ago I mentioned the discussion that Russia may return to Winter Time in 2012. I now have news that legislative initiative of the State Duma Health Committee to switch Russia back to the “winter time” has been withdrawn. As such, we don’t believe there will be any near-term change to Russia’s time…

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Advisory: Russia’s possible return to Winter Time in 2012

Earlier this summer we received news reports that the Russian government was considering a move to Winter Time, changing their prior decree in 2011 to abolish Daylight Saving Time in the federation.  At that time, we weren’t certain the government would make this change. Recent news confirms there is a move in government to revise…

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Words to live by, literally: Charles McConathy on Staying Healthy

Just back from a brief staycation (it’s so lovely in Seattle this time of year) and I found an old post with a few words from the great but late Charles McConathy. Charles was one of the first people to befriend me in the CA tech industry. He founded the very successful and admired MicroNet and…

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Your questions: What’s all this about the Leap Second, and how does it affect the Microsoft Windows OS and other products?

First off, Happy Canada Day. (eh? 😉 Lots of talk today about the ‘Leap second bug’ that caused various site and software crashes (see this post via CNET)… “The addition of a leap second to the Coordinated Universal Time at midnight Greenwich Mean Time last night appears to have caused site disruptions for a handful of popular Web sites and…

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Much ado about something (important): World IPv6 Launch 2012 is June 6

A long time between posts, but starting up again with a note on IPv6. Last year, I posted about Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day. This year, we welcome World IPv6 Launch (which kicks off tomorrow) as we once again work with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) on promoting this next…

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Advisory: Armenia will not observe daylight saving time in 2012

  If you read this blog regularly, you’ll recall that Armenia proposed changes to their stand on daylight saving time… We now have confirmed reports that similar to the move in Russia, that Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine won’t fall back but also stay permanently on summer time on October 30. (There have been some initial…

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