Life is complicated as is.  And George Bush seems to do what he does best – complicate things for us.  And this time he’s bending the laws of time – literally.   Back in 2005, he signed the “Energy Policy Act of 2005” in which Daylight Saving Time was MOVED UP 3 whole weeks to March 11th this year.  And we’ve change back 1 week LATER than usual – the 1st Sunday of November (November 4, 2007) vs. the last Sunday of October.

There are a couple of places in our country that are immune to the powers of George W. it seems since these places don’t follow Daylight Saving Time changes which is based on the original Universal Time Act

  • Arizona
  • Hawaii
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • the Virgin Islands

What about all our computers?  Microsoft has a wizard that walks you through their products and offers a solution if needed like patches…MICROSOFT SOFTWARE AFFECTED BY CHANGE IN DST:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Microsoft Office Live Meeting
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft SQL Server Notification Services
  • Microsoft Entourage 

 

For example, for Outlook, there are a bunch of downloads depending on the version you own:

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 If you have installed Microsoft Outlook 2007, you do not have to use the Time Zone Data Update Tool. However, we recommend that you run the tool because it includes many improvements over the tool that is included with Outlook 2007.
   

Microsoft Office Outlook 200
  • KB 931667 Update for Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007 for Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Download Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 Standard Edition   

  • KB 931667 Update for Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007 for Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Download Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

  • KB 931667 Update for Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007 for Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Download Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 Standard Edition

Same thing with Windows XP (Vista doesn’t need any changes after Feb 14th 2007) itself depending on the version you are running: 

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2      

  • KB 931836 February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Download Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 with Service Pack 2     

  • KB 931836 February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Download Update for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 with Service Pack 2
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with Service Pack 2    

  • KB 931836 February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Download Update for Windows Server 2003 Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 with Service Pack 2
Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2   

  • KB 931836 February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Download Update for Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2



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