Advisory: Windows Cumulative Update for Samoa, as they skip Friday and change their time zone

As I noted in a prior post, Samoa will move their time zone this week, essentially traveling to the future… When is December 30th not December 30th? When it’s 2011 in Samoa. [rimshot] As you may have read, Samoa has decided to move ahead in time and join neighbors and trading partners on the western…


The time has come to move on… to Windows 7 (especially if you’re still on Windows XP)

It’s time to make a move away from Windows… Windows XP that is. As Rich Reynolds noted in his post on the Windows team blog commemorating Windows XP this week… “We’ve been talking a lot about the anniversary of Windows XP and how much technology and business have changed since a decade ago when it…

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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)….


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…


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,…


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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