I often tell my taller son that "time is a precious thing. Never waste it."  This usually happens when he comments loudly on the need to complete his homework. ;)

Well, tonite (or this morning, depending how you look at it) you'll get another hour to club and dance, late night sushi at Hidekazu Tojo's, watching SNL live, play Halo 3 on Xbox Live or, like many of us old, married guys on Facebook, sleep.

Visit http://www.microsoft.com/time for more details.

If you read this blog you are already aware that Daylight Saving Time (DST) in most of North America ends a week later this year, on November 4, 2007 at 2:00:00AM.  If you're like me, you'll be up at 1:59AM to ensure that the West coast doesn't melt down (which we will get a good leading indicator at 11PM Pacific when the East Coast "falls").  We expect fewer issues than we had in the Spring (see "DST Support Central in Redmond, Day 5 - closing down") given the improved awareness and lead time to deploy updates.

If you have a PC, ensure that you have applied the latest updates (more info at the link above). 

For Microsoft Smartphone or Pocket PC owners running Windows Mobile 5.0 or earlier versions, you should have already received the required update from your carrier or installed them earlier this Spring from our Windows Mobile site at  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving/default.mspx
If you have not done so already, we encouraged you to install this update to keep your email and calendar appointments accurate with the time change. This patch for Windows Mobile has already been applied by a majority of users earlier this year, and carriers have provided a fix for devices sold since Spring.  If you have had a hard reset ("Clear Storage") on your device after applying the update earlier this year, may need to reinstall.

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