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:
- Computer Operating System
- Sun Java Engine
- Email-Calendaring Program
- 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 Older JREs will have outdated rules that will be superseded by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.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:
- PC: Microsoft Office Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool (Support: How to)
- 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
- Download the Time Zone Data Update Tool
- Run the Time Zone Data Update Tool
- Select your Mailbox & proper Time Zone
- Verify your calendar items are correct
- Once verified – click OK4) Mobile Devices:Blackberry: 2007 DST changes in Canada and the United States
- Install BlackBerry’s DST 2007 Patch (or contact your carrier)Microsoft Windows Mobile Devices – Updates for Daylight Saving Time updates time zone registry data for US, Canada, Mexico DST related issues in 2007.Windows Mobile Updates for: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".
- UPDATE: Palm finally released their DST patches!
RESOURCES FOR IT PROFESSIONALS
Microsoft Servers – Microsoft Daylight Saving Time IT Enterprise Response Plan
Other Enterprise Solutions