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Mr. Proactive and Miss T. Proactive are Premier Field Engineers. Mr. Proactive is constantly looking for proactive items that he can share with Microsoft customers. Miss T. Proactive is always looking for Tips and Tricks to share.Here is the first post that started it all.
Most of you are probably aware of the issues around countries changing Daylight Saving Time (DST). Because these changes tend to come after the time zones were coded in Microsoft products, a lot of thought and work has been done both at Microsoft and customer sites to keep things running smoothly. For instance we have seen in the past meeting times in calendars move an hour when a country switches over to DST on a new date. Microsoft made a lot of changes to accommodate the changing dates of DST. There were tools written to move calendar items, and changes to make shifting the dates easier.
Did you know that starting the last weekend in October, Russia will no longer observe “Daylight Saving Time” (DST) and will effectively remain on “summer time”?
If you're interested (or concerned) about this, visit M3 Sweatt's blog for details on a webcast on the change and steps Microsoft is taking to mitigate any issues that might come up because of the it: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mthree/archive/2011/09/12/dstconf-091211.aspx
Be quick, the webcast is scheduled for September 15, 2011, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time.
For more information on the changes in Daylight Savings Time around the world and its impact on Microsoft products, you can visit the main DST webpage: http://microsoft.com/time.
Remember it's "Spring Forward, Fall Back"….
As many of you are probably aware, the Exchange Team has released Update Rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 SP1 otherwise known as “Exchange 2010 SP1 RU5”.
Because of the history of the latest rollups that have been released, many have decided to wait and not deploy this rollup at this time. While that is certainly understandable, we felt that it might be useful to provide a brief synopsis of each of the fixes that are included in this rollup. By taking a few minutes to read the items below, you may find some reasons why it might be a good idea to roll out the fix now.
Some fixes included in Rollup are below:
We in Premier Field Engineering know what it is like to have to make decisions that may affect hundreds of thousands of mailboxes because many of us used to be in your shoes before joining Microsoft. Hopefully the information above will help a little more with your decision.
As always, feel free to ask questions below or email us using the "Tell us!” link above.