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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Announcement: Late breaking 2011 time zone changes for Armenia and Ukraine (again)

I originally posted that we confirmed that Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine won’t fall back but also stay permanently on summer time on October 30, similar to the move in Russia. Well, it appears that that these decisions were recently reversed. Please note we have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/archive/2011/10/19/notice-ukraine-and-armenia-revert-2011-dst-cancellation.aspx)….

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Advisory: Fiji plans to shift from daylight saving to standard time earlier in 2012

As you may have read, Fiji has decided to shift their move back to standard time earlier than originally planned in 2012. This from the Government of Fiji… "The end of daylight saving scheduled initially for the 26th of February 2012 has been brought forward to the 22nd of January 2012. "The commencement of daylight…

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Announcement: Late 2011 time zone changes for Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine

Important update October 21, 2011: Please note we have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/archive/2011/10/19/notice-ukraine-and-armenia-revert-2011-dst-cancellation.aspx). According to reports in Rada and Kyivpost that we have confirmed through our offices in the region, Ukraine will not stay on permanent summer time and instead will fall back to winter time on…

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Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine to abolish Daylight Saving Time, Microsoft guidance for Windows

[Updated 21 October, 2011] Please note we have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/archive/2011/10/19/notice-ukraine-and-armenia-revert-2011-dst-cancellation.aspx). According to reports in Rada and Kyivpost, Ukraine will not stay on permanent summer time and instead will fall back to winter time on October 30, 2011 as originally scheduled. If these reports become the plan…

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Changes to daylight saving time in Russia for 2011: third party resources & guidance

A question from the virtual mailbag today… "I know that you have released guidance on Microsoft products and services for the end to Summer Time in Russia. But what about other products in our stack?" Good question. Here are the responses I’m aware of today. Blackberry: To find the latest DST updates available for BlackBerry,…

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Advisory: Samoa moving their time zone, traveling to the future

When is December 30th not December 30th? When it’s 2011 in Samoa. As you may have read, Samoa has decided to move ahead in time and join neighbors and trading partners on the western side of the International Date line (like Australia and New Zealand). In doing so, Samoa will move from December 29th directly…

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Microsoft Windows August 2011 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones, including Russia

Check out Microsoft KB article 2570791 for the August 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems, just posted this week. (This update supersedes and replaces update 2443685, which was released in December 2010. This update also includes additional time zone changes released as hotfixes after update 2443685 was published.) The August 2011 DST…

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