Thursday, January 25, 2007

Did you know there was a change in Daylight Savings?

If you didn't realize it. The US Government has made a change to the way Daylight Savings works for 2007. Here is some FAQ from the SBS team:


Q: I’ve heard something about Daylight Savings Time updates or DST 2007? what do I need to know?

A: In August of 2005 the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which changes the dates of both the start and end of daylight saving time (DST). Updates to several Microsoft products are required to fully implement this change on an SBS Server. Full details on the updates required are available at At this time there are no unique SBS 2003 updates required, although there are updates required to several SBS components (windows Server, Exchange Server, Outlook 2003, Windows SharePoint Services). Please follow the detailed instructions at


This applies to all versions of SBS, That's SBS RTM, SBS SP1, SBS R2, etc.

Hopefully this will make it so I see more sunlight during the winter months... oh wait, that's the rain and cloud cover, never mind.


Anonymous said...

What do you think about this?

Say, I schedule an event for 3/15, I do this today. Then I apply all required DST patches. Would the event still not fire an hour late? Don't I have to reschedule all events that are intended to fire between 3/11 and 4/1?

The issue really is about all times calculated for dates between 3/11 and 4/1, no mater who calculates them (my code, scheduler, applications, etc.). After I apply all required DST patches, don't all these times have to be recalculated?

Sean Daniel said...

My understanding is the patch will change all of these times for you. ie. it will go through your calendar and fix up all the meetings at this specific time, there shouldn't be any request on your side other than install the patches