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  • Blog Post: Russian Federation Permanently Switches to Winter Time October 26, 2014: Changes to Microsoft Products

    ( Update 082214: Please see the new post Update on Windows support for new Russian Time Zones with more information on the upcoming update.) Back in 2011, I wrote on the Microsoft corporate blog about the of daylight saving time in the Russian Federation. Then in 2012, I noted Russia considered a...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Update: No immediate plans in Russia to return to Winter Time in 2012

    A few days ago I mentioned the discussion that Russia may return to Winter Time in 2012 . I now have news that legislative initiative of the State Duma Health Committee to switch Russia back to the “winter time” has been withdrawn. As such, we don't believe there will be any near-term change to Russia...
  • Blog Post: Advisory: Russia’s possible return to Winter Time in 2012

    Earlier this summer we received news reports that the Russian government was considering a move to Winter Time, changing their prior decree in 2011 to abolish Daylight Saving Time in the federation . At that time, we weren’t certain the government would make this change. Recent news confirms...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New blog from the Windows team: Building Windows 8

    Want to see posts from the Windows 8 team ? Follow their new blog, Building Windows 8, aka "B8", starting today.. http://t.co/FlEh2yk This from Steven… "For the Windows team, this blog is an important part of developing Windows 8, as was our blog for Windows 7. Blogging allows us to have...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Supports Next Generation of the Internet with World IPv6 Day

    Today at 5:00PM PDT, Christopher Palmer, IPv6 Program Manager on the Windows Core Networking team posted on the Microsoft blog that Microsoft joins other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) in support of World IPv6 Day . You may view the post here on the Microsoft Blog , along with more our information...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Previewing ‘Windows 8’

    Noting Julie's article today , we demonstrated the next generation of Windows at the D9 Conference today, internally code-named “Windows 8.” "Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Bing and Xbox.com Support World IPv6 Day

    June 8 is just around the corner, and along with other members of the Internet Society (ISOC) , Microsoft will participate in World IPv6 Day. (For more information on IPv6, you can Bing it: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ipv6 ) On this one-day test, we will provide support for IPv6 on Bing.com and Xbox...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Of interest: Daylight Saving Time Issues with Alarms on Apple iPhones

    As I noted earlier today, It's Time To Fall Back An Hour in the US and Canada as Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday . I know of several customers who use Apple iPhones in their Windows environments and of note is an issue in Apple’s iOS that impacted their European customers recently… http://www.zdnet...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Connecting with Customers via Windows Error Reporting (Watson) and CEIP

    Earlier this week, I provided a couple of glimpses at how product groups listen and respond to customers and partners. In the seven plus years I've been at Microsoft, I've seen lots of different ways how product teams listen and respond to customers. Previously, I worked along side the Engineering Excellence...
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