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Advisory: Armenia will not observe daylight saving time in 2012
If you read this blog regularly, you'll recall that Armenia proposed changes to their stand on daylight saving time… We now have confirmed reports that similar to the move in Russia, that Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine won't fall back but also stay permanently on summer time on October 30. (There...
23 Mar 2012
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...
28 Dec 2011
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...
22 Oct 2011
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...
20 Oct 2011
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...
5 Oct 2011
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...
30 Sep 2011
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...
29 Sep 2011
DON’T Turn Back the Clock: Microsoft Provides Resources for Change in Daylight Saving Time in Russia
Early this morning, I posted on the Microsoft Corporate blog about our efforts to inform our customers and partners on our activities related to the end of daylight saving time in the Russian Federation, a change noted earlier this year. For our customers and partners worldwide, this means there are...
29 Sep 2011
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...
9 Sep 2011
Microsoft Windows August 2011 Updates to Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones, including Russia
Check out Microsoft KB article 2570791 for the August 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems, just posted this week. (This update supersedes and replaces update 2443685, which was released in December 2010. This update also includes additional time zone changes released as hotfixes...
11 Aug 2011
Russia will abolish Daylight Saving Time, Microsoft to provide updates and guidance
[Note: please see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mthree/archive/2011/08/11/dst-081111.aspx for the released Windows Update for August 2011...] Remember when I wondered out loud about Russia abolishing daylight saving time? Well, I do. We've been following this quite closely at Microsoft, and have seen...
22 Apr 2011
Will Russia abolish Daylight Saving Time?
Just back from vacation and good to see that some things never change. In this instance, it's the discussion of changes to daylight saving time rules around the world. Back in early 2008 Last year, I recall that the Russian government considered a bill abolishing daylight saving time or ”summer time...
4 Mar 2011
Samoa adopts daylight saving time in 2010, but why at midnite?
I read in the Samoa Observer , and in case you missed the original news, Samoa will implement daylight saving time this September… "…in response to the need for national strategies to address the crises with fuel and food prices. This new and exciting change will come into force on Friday night...
26 Jul 2010
Of interest: Aussie NSW secondary school students were the first in the world to use Microsoft's Windows 7
The folks down under are first again. First I read that NZ will be among the first customers to get Windows 7 come October 22. Now today I see (and noted on Twitter ) that Aussie NSW secondary school students were the first in the world to use Microsoft's Windows 7 via a number of Lenovo IdeaPad S10e...
11 Aug 2009
Information on Daylight Saving Time, Time Zone and related DST changes for Microsoft Windows and other products in 2009
An update on some of the recent daylight saving time changes around the world coming this year to Morocco, Pakistan, Syria and Tunisia in 2009… It's been a busy time, reflected in fewer than normal postings on this blog, but happily it's due in part (when it comes to time) that there has been little...
19 Mar 2009
Do you have advice for President Obama on the 2009 digital television (DTV) transition? He's listening…
As I posted here , the House voted to delay the DTV transition today, which the President is likely to sign into legislation. Now the Obama White House is fulfilling their promise to allow people to comment on new legislation, allowing a five day feedback period before President Obama signs the item...
8 Feb 2009
Of interest: House defeats (and then approves) bill to postpone the digital television transition. Consumer feedback much?
Update , 1:39PM PAC: The House voted to delay the DTV transition today, and the President is likely to sign the legislation. As noted here , the As Kim Hart, Staff Writer for the Washington Post noted in her article today, Technical Difficulties: Switch to Digital TV May Not Be as Smooth as Advertised...
28 Jan 2009
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