Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Microsoft New Zealand working on Daylight Saving Time updates
Posted on 27-Jun-2007 11:06 | Tags Filed under: News



Microsoft New Zealand has launched a website to keep users informed about the availability of software updates for its products to handle the upcoming changes to New Zealand Daylight Savings.

From September 2007, clocks will go forward by an hour one week earlier than previously, on the last Sunday in September, and go back an hour on the first Sunday in April, instead of the third Sunday in March. Unless certain updates are applied to a computer, the time zone settings for the computer's system clock and any calendar and scheduling applications may be incorrect during the three-week transition period.

The website, www.microsoft.co.nz/timezone, will be updated with release dates and information for Daylight Savings upgrades for a range of Microsoft products as soon as they become available. IT managers and users are invited to check this website regularly.

Microsoft will provide a combination of downloadable upgrades or guidance for all currently supported versions of Microsoft products that are likely to be affected and have timekeeping or scheduling functions. This includes Windows, Exchange Server, Sharepoint, Dynamics Customer Relationship Management software and Windows Mobile. For details of the particular versions supported, users should visit the website.

For the majority of Windows users, such as those with automatic updates enabled and using Microsoft Windows XP (SP2) and Windows Vista as well as Windows Server 2003, the updates will happen automatically as part of a Windows Update download and should require no additional action by the user. The date for this update is still to be confirmed. Microsoft understands that testing updates before deploying them is a pre-requisite for many companies and plans to have updates available before the Daylight Savings time change with sufficient time to allow for testing.

For older versions of Windows, users will be able to download Microsoft’s free Windows Time Zone Editor to change their settings or change the time manually each year themselves. Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98 and Windows 95 are no longer actively supported by Microsoft. However, business users of Windows 2000 and Windows NT will be able to purchase Extended Hotfix Support and Custom Support Agreements if desired.

As well as updating the website, Microsoft New Zealand will keep its partners, resellers and the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) informed of updates.


More information: http://www.microsoft.co.nz/timezone...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 22-Feb-2017 16:44 (3207 replies)
Pages... 212 213 214


geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by PolicyGuy on 22-Feb-2017 11:57 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Price rise "must be coming"!
Created by msukiwi, last reply by dafman on 22-Feb-2017 15:51 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Mikrotik RB 3011 multiple port flapping (Title updated)
Created by RobBB, last reply by RobBB on 22-Feb-2017 09:42 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Android (FB) Messenger App Bugs/Issues
Created by TimA, last reply by tripp on 21-Feb-2017 19:45 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by tangerz on 22-Feb-2017 16:56 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Shameful politics, shameless politicians
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by MikeAqua on 20-Feb-2017 14:12 (106 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Silly Cricket Scoring
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Jas777 on 22-Feb-2017 09:55 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4