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Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog
This is the blog maintained by staff at Microsoft to provide general information, announcements and provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to daylight saving time (DST) and time zone (TZ) changes around the world. * Important Notice
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Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog
Upcoming Windows DST Update for Chile and Mexico
Microsoft is preparing update to address recent time zone data changes in Chile and Mexico. Details are as below: Chile will remain in DST from this year on, thus its UTC offset will be updated to UTC-3:00, display name of time zone "Pacific SA Standard Time" will be updated to "(UTC...
6 Feb 2015
December 2014 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems
The December 2014 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems is now available. It contains the following changes: Russia time zones Russia has changed its existing time zones on October 26, 2014. This change included seven updated time zones, three new time zones, and two existing time...
9 Dec 2014
Update for Fiji DST change 2014 is available now
Pleas download the hotfix package from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3011843
30 Oct 2014
Fiji DST Change for 2014
Fiji government announced on Oct. 20th, 2014 that Fiji will enter DST on November 2nd, 2014 till Jan 18th, 2015 ( link ). While Microsoft is preparing a Hotfix to address this change, below are temporary solutions that users who are impacted by this change should take before Oct 26th, 2014, when Windows...
24 Oct 2014
Update for Russian Time Zone Changes is Now Available
Please visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2998527 for the update details.
24 Sep 2014
Announcement: Update for Russian Time Zone Changes
According to a recent law [ link ] passed by the government of Russia, Russia will change its existing time zones on October 26, 2014. Microsoft is planning to release an update for Windows on September 23, 2014 to address this change, with details below: 1. Update 7 existing time zones to match...
22 Aug 2014
August 2014 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems
The August 2014 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Jordan Standard Time: For 2014 and onward, Jordan has changed its DST Start time from the last Thursday in March at midnight to the last Friday...
12 Aug 2014
Updates Available for Egypt DST Ramadan Exception in 2014
The government of Egypt has decided to pause DST during the holy month of Ramadan in 2014, from Friday, June 27 at 00:00 to Friday, August 1 at 00:00. Fix it solutions for Windows have been released to address this change, and you can find the details and download them here: http://support.microsoft...
24 Jul 2014
Updates Available for Morocco DST Ramadan Exception in 2014
The government of Morocco has decided to pause DST during the holy month of Ramadan in 2014, from Saturday, June 28 at 3AM to Saturday, August 2 at 2AM. Fix it solutions for Windows have been released to address this change, and you can find the details and download them here: http://support.microsoft...
24 Jul 2014
Updates available for Paraguay, Turkey and Chile time zones
This time zone update for Windows Operating Systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Chile Chile has changed its DST start date to September 7 at 00:00:00 and DST end date to April 27 at 00:00:00 for the year 2014. Turkey ...
18 Mar 2014
Hotfix available for Chile DST change
The government of Chile has extended Daylight Saving Time for 2012 [ Official Decree ]. DST for mainland Chile now ends on April 28, 2012 and starts on September 1, 2012. A hotfix for Windows has been released to address this change. You can find details of the hotfix and download it here [ KB2681116...
7 Mar 2012
December 2011 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems
The December 2011 DST Cumulative update for Windows operating systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Kaliningrad Standard Time: As previously announced in KB2625508 , Belarus has decided to discontinue daylight saving time from 2011 and stay...
23 Nov 2011
Notice: Now also available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: Optional Hotfix Available for Pakistan 2009 Daylight Saving Time
As reported in various publications, including Daily Times , Pakistan has announced the start of DST for 2009 on April 15 th at midnight. This information is subject to change as it has not been officially confirmed by a Pakistani government source. Last Monday a hotfix was released to implement...
18 Apr 2009
Announcement: Upcoming Microsoft webcast on daylight saving time changes in Russia
Update : The recorded webcast is now available on-demand here . Understanding and preparing for the 2011 Russian Daylight Savings Time Change September 15, 2011 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Time Click here to calculate your local time. Presented By: M3 Sweatt, Partner...
13 Sep 2011
Hotfix Available for Bangladesh 2009/2010 Daylight Saving Time
12/28/2009 Update: As announced today, Bangladesh has decided to end DST on December 31, 2009. This hotfix does not address this most recent change on Bangladesh's time. Please stay tuned for more information on Bangladesh's newest DST change. According to an announcement from the Bangladesh government...
11 Dec 2009
Notice: Pakistan decides not to observe daylight saving time (DST) in the year 2010
As reported on the Associated Press of Pakistan the government of Pakistan has decided that Pakistan will not observe DST in the year 2010. The existing setting for the Pakistan time zone in Microsoft Windows already reflects no DST for 2010. The display name for the Pakistan time zone is: “(UTC+05:00...
30 Mar 2010
December 2013 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems
The December 2013 DST Cumulative Update for Windows Operating Systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Mid-Atlantic Time: The Mid-Atlantic time zone is deprecated in this update. Morocco Standard Time: Morocco extended the 2013 DST...
9 Dec 2013
December 2012 DST Cumulative Update for Windows operating systems
The December 2012 DST Cumulative update for Windows operating systems has been published on Microsoft Download Center. It contains the following changes: Bahia Standard Time: Starting in 2012, Bahia Standard Time will no longer have DST. Azores Standard Time: Changes reflect the end of...
27 Nov 2012
Notice: Ukraine and Armenia revert 2011 DST cancellation
The previous post calls out planned 2011 DST cancellations for Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia [ link ]. We have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. According to reports in Rada and Kyivpost , Ukraine will not stay on permanent summer time and instead will...
19 Oct 2011
Notice: Optional Hotfix Available for Pakistan 2009 Daylight Saving Time
As reported in various publications, including Daily Times , Pakistan has announced the start of DST for 2009 on April 15 th at midnight. This information is subject to change as it has not been officially confirmed by a Pakistani government source. Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement...
14 Apr 2009
Microsoft Announces Update to Support Policy for Daylight-Saving Time or Time Zone Changes
As part of Microsoft’s continued focus on customer satisfaction, we are announcing a revision to the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy regarding the availability of Daylight Saving Time (DST) or Time Zone (TZ) updates during the Extended Support phase. DST or TZ updates are important because unless...
3 Sep 2009
Notice: A hotfix is available to update the Daylight Saving Time for the “(UTC) Casablanca” time zone for Windows Operating Systems
Morocco will observe daylight saving time in 2010. Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement this change. If interested in downloading this hotfix, please refer to KB 982615 titled: "A hotfix is available to update the Daylight Saving Time for the "(UTC) Casablanca" time zone for Windows Operating...
21 Apr 2010
Announcement: Microsoft Windows 2009 Daylight Saving Time and Time Zones Hotfix available for Egypt, Western Australia
Once again, as has happened in the past, a couple of countries will see new changes to their observation of Daylight Saving Time (DST) , this time in Egypt and Western Australia. A new Microsoft Knowledge Base article is up – KB 974176 – noting the hotfix now available to update the Daylight Saving...
27 Aug 2009
Hotfix Available for Fiji 2009/2010 Daylight Saving Time
Fiji government has approved the re-introduction of daylight saving time in Fiji, from Sunday, November 29th 2009 at 2.00 am to Sunday, April 25th 2010 at 3.00 am. This hotfix updates the start and end of Daylight Savings Time (DST) for Fiji in 2009. Microsoft has produced a hotfix to implement...
30 Nov 2009
Advisory: Syria decides to start daylight saving time on April 2nd, 2010
The "Syrian News Station" reported that the Council of Ministers has decided that Syria will postpone DST start to April 2nd, 2010 (midnight between Thursday and Friday). Microsoft Windows provides a way to prevent machines from switching into DST by un-checking the “Automatically adjust the clock for...
25 Mar 2010
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