Make Sure You Gain An Hour At The Right Time!
My, how time flies…Daylight savings is upon us.
This year, in 2008, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 9 and ends on November 2nd.
(And for you future minded people, in 2009, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 8th and ends on Nov. 1st.)
The problem is that not all Windows Mobile cell phones – and desktop PC’s for that matter – are up-to-date regarding the recent change in how we do daylight savings here in the United States.† If you recall, the US Government figured out that we don’t actually save electricity nor increase productivity by changing the timing of our clocks — so they moved the dates to confuse us all last year.
This year is no different, but you can be a little better prepared so that your cell phone time/date isn’t out of sync for a week or two based on the new daylight savings calendar.
So this is just a reminder to make sure you have applied the updates to your desktop PC’s windows / Vista platform, your Microsoft Outlook and your Windows Mobile device should be fine with your next syncs. † The list of Microsoft applications that are affected are:
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft Office Live Meeting
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM
- Microsoft SQL Server Notification Services
- Microsoft Entourage
If you followed my advice last year, then you should be all set. Otherwise, get to it and save yourself some headache and time next week if your clocks are all out of sync.