[Fwd: FW: Re: Daylight Savings Time and impact on Computers]

Jeff Ubuntu at n9cqs.com
Wed Jan 17 02:08:04 UTC 2007

The following message came on our work EMAIL today.  Apparently,
Daylight savings time is changing Sundays when it is deployed.  Guess
you can see how current I stay with things.  Anyway, the EMAIL copied
below says that Microsoft is going to send out patches for their

My question is... is Ubuntu going to get a similar fix... and will that
come through the automatic updates?

-------- Forwarded Message --------

Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: Daylight Savings Time and impact on Computers





With the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the starting and ending dates for
Daylight Savings has been shifted. Beginning in 2007, daylight time will
start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in


As a result of this change, Microsoft has alerted us that a fix is
required for certain Microsoft products and Operating systems in order
to accommodate this change.  This impacts all desktop computers,
laptops, notebooks and servers which utilize the Microsoft Operating
System. The following Microsoft products are impacted:


Microsoft Products affected 

Windows Client
Windows Server
Windows Mobile
Windows SharePoint Services
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Office Outlook


Our email system is impacted by this issue.


The symptoms are manifested whereby users may have noted that some
recurring appointment times in your outlook calendar for the last three
weeks in March are shifted one hour (e.g. 9 a.m. appointment will appear
to be a 10:00 a.m. appointment).  All-day events will shift and span two


Until a fix is put into place, Users should view any appointments that
fall between March 11, 2007 – April 1, 2007 as potentially not having
the correct time.  Users should include the time of the meeting in the
email request so that invitees can double check the correct meeting
time.  In addition, always accept prompts to update time zone
information when requested to do so.


Microsoft is working on a fix which should be available on or about
February 15th.  We will apply that fix as soon as is becomes available.

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