Worldwide Changes to Daylight Saving Time

A recent notification pushed me to share it here with you as it might be useful and/or important for some customers:


From the “Business productivity & Solutions team”:
”We recently posted on the Microsoft Corporate blog the impact and our efforts related to the end of daylight saving time in Russia.
Starting the last weekend in October, 2011, Russia will no longer observe “Daylight Saving time” (DST) and will effectively remain on “summer time”.

This change will require adjustments from companies throughout the technology and consumer electronics industry.
While the elimination of DST in Russia directly affects those living in the Russian territory,
the ramifications from a technology perspective are global.

The call to action is for customers to visit the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center at
Customers will find links to updates for various products in support affected by this change,
as well as other various changes to DST offsets and time zones around the world.

We offer recorded webcasts to help customers and organizations preparing for daylight saving time as part of our “step-by-step” program
on making the DST transition.

The team in Microsoft Russia provides specific details and guidance in country at  “

Windows Updates:
Microsoft released the August 2011 Cumulative DST update for supported versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system on August 9, 2011 to the Microsoft Download Center and through Windows Update on August 23, 2011. This cumulative update contains the changes for Russia. Additionally, there are other changes reflected in the in the August 2011 Cumulative Update, made since the last issued Windows cumulative time zone update (December 2010). These include changes in Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Fiji, Samoa and Newfoundland, Canada. More information and details of these changes are available in the KB Article August 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

More information is available at


Customers who require technical assistance on DST and Time Zone changes can contact their Technical Account Manager or they may contact Customer Service and Support (CSS) directly.

For more information on the current support status of your Microsoft products and the Support Lifecycle Policy, please visit If you need further information or clarification from Microsoft, please contact your Account Team.

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