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PATCH: Update your Windows Mobile and PC to support the new Daylight Saving Time
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 08.03.07 - 09:47:54 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12020x
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Since we are coming closer the new Daylight Saving Time date, I thought it's a good idea to post a reminder here again. The U.S. Congress has changed the dates for Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the United States starting in 2007 and Canada has adopted similar DST dates. These changes could cause clocks and Microsoft Outlook calendar appointments on Windows Mobile-powered devices to display incorrect times for March 11 - April 1, 2007 and October 28 - November 4, 2007 and again in subsequent years. You can find more information about the exact dates and potential impact in the Changes in DST section.

To make sure your appointments on your Windows Mobile devices are accurate, you'll need to update your device. If you regularly synchronize your device with your PC, you'll need to update Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Outlook as well.

Microsoft developed three tools that will help your make these updates:

  • 2007 Time Zone Update for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • Outlook Time Zone Update Tool
  • Daylight Saving Time 2007 Update Tool for Windows Mobile (which includes patches for Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PCs and Smartphones as well as patches for Windows Mobile 2003 Pocket PCs and Smartphones (including Second Edition))

All users in the United States, Canada and Mexico should immediately install these updates. Users in other countries needs to install these updates only if they travel to the United States, Canada and/or Mexico or if they make calendar appointments that include attendees that are based in the United States, Canada and/or Mexico.

To verify if your DST updated worked on your Windows Mobile device, make sure to install the patch, perform a soft reset and after check the Time Zone settings on your device (Start -> Settings -> Date/Time). Make sure that "GMT - 8 Tijuana, Baja, California" is an available option, since this is a change made when the patch was installed.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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