Finally its happened. The government has put in place a three year trial thats likely to begin the 1st of December. Rob Farley hates it and laments the developer issues associated with it. Microsoft is no different. Already theres an internal discussion brewing on this - how do we implement this change and what impacts will there be on Windows, Office, Exchange and of course Mobile devices? Can we do it in time with practically no warning? Despite the fact the government has stated its intention its not officially ratified yet and we cant start the QFE developers working on something thats not final...so lets wait and see what happens...

Personally I think its fantastic. On top of the extra effective daylight time I get to spend with the kids in the pool - I work with the Sydney and Melbourne people a lot and without daylight savings means we're 3 hours the time difference from them. It effectively cuts my effective working time with them to a 4 hour window for the day (by the time I get to work at 9am they are already at lunch which means I start working with them at 1pm their time) - and then of course theres the pain of a 3 hour timezone change when you fly there....not fun.