Alright - its nearly upon us now. A couple of new things thats come to hand:
1. Windows 2000 now has a patch. Check out the http://www.microsoft.com.au/timezone page for more.
2. Theres been a revision to the patch. Go to the download page for it. Theres been a number of fixes including deployment and fixes for Vista.
3. Beacon Technology - a great and experienced local WA company has built some software that will fix your Outlook appointments and put them back into the right time. Contact them for details and pricing on it. This will certainly save some pain! I cant vouch for it as I havent tried it.
4. Lastly - no there will not be a patch for Windows Mobile 5, WinCE devices or SmartPhones! The workaround is to set your timezone to GMT+9. Dont set your time manually or ActiveSync over the air will fail.
Update: 4/12/06 Fixed incorrect link to the new patch.