I wanted to updated you all on some important information regarding Daylight Savings in Australia; and in particular changes that are occurring in Western Australia. In May of this year Western Australian rejected by referendum a proposal to extend their daylight savings trial. As a result of this change there will be no daylight savings in WA this year and for the foreseeable future. So if your company has offices in Western Australia you could be affected by this change.
The change will affect Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Outlook and other Microsoft products. This will also affect any third party or custom applications you may have which are programmed to adjust their clocks on October 25th 2009. We have some important steps available that can help you proactively address the issue. Please see below for some important things you need to know to get ready.
What is the impact of Daylight Savings Changes?
The effects can range from the incorrect time display on the clock, to calendaring problems to changes in business critical services that are time dependent. But the biggest frustration can be with your user population. If their clock is out an hour this can cause havoc to meetings and really frustrate your users.
What is affected?
What has Microsoft done to help you prepare?
So what do you need to do in the meantime?
So make sure you review the documentation and make sure your systems are up to date! And if you don’t already use it make sure you check out Windows Server Update Services. It’s our free tool to help you control the delivery of updates to the Windows Operating System. Service Pack 2 of WSUS is out now and includes a number of new features including support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as support for BranchCache. Check out the details on the site!
Can you tell me why update KB974176 does not appear to be downloading as part of the WSUS sync?