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Implications of Proposed Changes to Daylight Saving Time in the United States
This past week, I’ve contacted and spoken with several legislators on the plethora of proposed changes to use of daylight saving time around the States. I even had a call from my friend, Rich Kaplan , the new CEO over at the Microsoft Alumni Network, reminiscing over a few of these recent moves...
5 Feb 2015
Oregon may repeal daylight saving time… in 2021
Regular readers of this blog and familiar with the efforts Microsoft has put forward in working with many in the industry to achieve more seamless transitions on new DST , time zone and related policies. Recently, I read Oregon Senator Kim Thatcher’s proposed bill ( SB99 ) would repeal daylight...
2 Feb 2015
Ready to Spring Forward and lose some sleep? Daylight Saving Time 2013 Arrives Sunday
First off: the first rule of Daylight Saving Time is that there is no Daylight Saving Time (in Hawaii or a few parts of North America). The Second rule of Daylight Saving Time is that there is only one "S" in the term "Daylight Savings Time." Yes, that's right: daylight saving time (aka DST) is here...
9 Mar 2013
Microsoft Windows December 2012 Updates for Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones
The latest cumulative update for supported Microsoft's Windows operating systems addressing daylight saving time and time zone changes is now available on the Microsoft Download Center . This update supersedes and replaces older updates released previously as noted in the full Knowledge Base article...
3 Dec 2012
It's Time To Fall Back An Hour in the US and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday
How quickly time flies, seems like just yesterday we were Springing Forward (way back on Sunday, March 11). Yes, it's that time again if you'll pardon the pun, to fall back in much of the Northern Hemisphere. Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00AM local time in much of the U...
2 Nov 2012
The Pros and Cons (or costs) around Daylight Saving Time changes
Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press presented two views on the changes to the schedule on daylight saving time in 2007: one that it saves energy and another that it doesn't. These read like a Point-Counterpoint discussion on ABC News , and my unscientific review of articles yesterday points to a majority...
10 Mar 2008
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