Resources to Prepare for 2007 Daylight Saving Time Changes

Daylight Saving Time Used to be . . .
 
    • First Sunday in April
    • Last Sunday in October
 
Daylight Saving Time is now . . .
 
    • Second Sunday in March
    • First Sunday in November

These changes will cause problems (i.e. missed appointments) – so you must patch / upgrade:

  1. Computer Operating System
  2. Sun Java Engine
  3. Email-Calendaring Program
  4. Mobile Devices
 
RESOURCES FOR CONSUMERS
1) Operating Systems:
 
 
2) Sun’s JAVA:
"The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) stores rules about DST observance all around the globe. Older JREs will have outdated rules that will be superseded by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. As a result, applications running on an older JRE may report incorrect time from March 11, 2007 through April 2, 2007 and from October 29, 2007 through November 4, 2007." 
 
3) Calendar Programs: 
        • Do NOT run this program if connecting to your company’s Exchange Server.
        • Do NOT run this program (optional) if not using the calendar feature in Outlook
    1. Download the Time Zone Data Update Tool
    2. Run the Time Zone Data Update Tool
    3. Select your Mailbox & proper Time Zone
    4. Verify your calendar items are correct
    5. Once verified – click OK
 
4) Mobile Devices: 
 
Windows Mobile Updates for:
    • Desktop Tool

      Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PC
      Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone
      Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC
      Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone 

    • Smartphone

      Windows Mobile 2003
      Windows Mobile 5.0 

 
Palm Pilots:  While there’s no problem in Windows Vista, Palm has no official statement on previous Windows versions. Their users are left asking "Is Palm Addressing the New Daylight Savings Time Change in the US?" – their only posted solution seems to be to "Change your (time) settings".
 
  
RESOURCES FOR IT PROFESSIONALS

Microsoft Servers – Microsoft Daylight Saving Time IT Enterprise Response Plan

Other Enterprise Solutions

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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