August 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

As part of our on going maintenance of worldwide time zones within Windows, the August 2011 Cumulative Update has now been released.  This update supersedes and replaces update 2443685, which was released in December 2010, and includes changes to time zones and DST transitions that were released in interim updates since that last cumulative update….


Microsoft Announces Update to Support Policy for Daylight-Saving Time or Time Zone Changes

Policy Revision Provides Time and Date Updates for Microsoft Customers As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on customer satisfaction, we are announcing a revision to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy regarding the availability of Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Time Zone (TZ) updates during the Extended Support phase. DST or TZ updates are important because…


Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes for Western Australia in 2009

In December 2006, Western Australia (WA) started a 3 year trial of Daylight Savings (DST) to determine whether to adopt DST.  The referendum results announced on 17th of June reported a majority of voters responding ‘No’ to adopting DST. The rejection of daylight savings in WA means products which maintain their DST information will require…


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

Daylight Saving Time changes in Morocco and Pakistan (revised May 23, 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…


New Zealand time zone differs between Windows Vista and down-level Windows OSes - 1st of January is approaching!

Hi All, We sent this information out in September during the mad rush of customers preparing for the Daylight Savings change, however this may have fallen off the radar for customers running Vista and Outlook. Customers running Windows Vista and Outlook will need to rebase their calendars again after the 1st of January (and as…