How This Affects You At Home
Minimizing Scheduling Conflicts:
- Put a reminder on your calendar for early March to print hard copies of your calendar through April 1 (the extended DST period). Do this before you apply any patches with updated time zone definitions.
- Print out your calendar often for use as a backup.
I use web mail at home. Am I affected?
Yes. IT will run the Exchange Update tool which will update your calendar entries.
I run Outlook on my home PC. Am I affected?
Yes. Visit Microsoft's Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center and click on "Home users" for step-by-step instructions on how to apply the update.
I run Entourage on my home PC. Am I affected?
Yes. Apple Mac users also running the Microsoft Entourage application may need to apply some additional patches, please visit the Entourage Help Page.
I run Windows 95/98/ME/2000. Am I affected?
Yes. You must manually modify the system time on your computer before the new Daylight Saving Time rules take effect at 2 a.m., Sunday, March 11. If you choose not to update to Windows XP SP2, or if you are running one of the following older operating systems: Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98 or Windows 95,do this:
- Click the Start button and then click Control Panel
- Double-click Date/Time in Control Panel
- In the Date/Time window, click the Time Zone tab
- If checked, click to clear the “Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes” checkbox
- Click the Date/Time tab and manually adjust the system time to the correct day and time. To finish, click OK
These steps will need to be repeated twice a year, before 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and before 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November.
(Excerpt from Microsoft's Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center )
Am I covered just because the Exchange Tool and Outlook Tool is run?
No. Users will continue to experience calendaring issues until the operating system patch has been applied and the Exchange Tool has been run on all computers from which they log into Outlook.
Calendar entries and Free/Busy times during the March 11 (the new DST start date for 2007) and April 1 (the previous 2007 DST start date).
Updating your mobile device:
- Windows Mobile-based devices (smart phones and pocket PCs)
- Please visit the Windows mobile updates for available patches. Using these devices can affect Exchange Calendars if they are not updated as required by the manufacturer.
- Other wireless devices/phones
Updating Your Computer Operating System:
- Windows users
- Visit Microsoft's Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center and click on "Home users" for step-by-step instructions.
- Macintosh users
For Macintosh computers running Mac OS 10.4.6 or newer this change has already been made. To determine which version of Mac OS a computer is running use Apple's System Profiler.
To upgrade versions 10.4.0-10.4.5 for free to the latest 10.4.x version use Apple's Software Update.
If you are not running Mac OS 10.4 we suggest you upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.4 or newer before the March 11, 2007 (2nd Sunday) time change and upgrade to the latest version of 10.4 or better using Apple's free Software Update mechanism.
Be aware that, as with any major OS upgrade, other software from third-party vendors like Adobe, Microsoft, etc. may need to be upgraded for compatibility with 10.4 or newer OS and/or to patch for date and time issues related to the US Daylight Savings Time changes. Consult web pages for the software vendor of your most used applications before upgrading and use software version tracking web sites like www.macupdate.com and www.versiontracker.com to make sure the latest versions of all third-party software are installed.
NOTE: Apple has not released any official software updates for 10.3 or earlier to fix this issue.
- Other computer operating systems
- Consult the manufacturer's web site.