After Y2K.....Now its time for the DST bug!! RRS feed

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  • After Y2K.....Now its time for the DST bug!!
    DST change may affect users of calendar software like Microsoft Outlook

    A few years ago people were purchasing generators, stocking up on food and preparing for the worst. When it was said and done, Y2K came and went with relatively little fuss considering the attention it was given.

    Now it doesn't mean that you need to get your generator out of storage but the DST date change does present a somewhat similar situation. Those that work in the IT departments of mission critical real-time databases may want to make sure they are prepared. The Information Technology Association of America cautioned this week that “Organizations could face significant losses if they are not prepared.”

    For everyone else, it is just an excuse to show up late for work. If you do have a lunch date with that blonde from Marketing, make sure you synchronize watches at some point during the morning.

    It is possible that all of your lunch dates (or any other appointments for that matter) between March 11th and April 1st could be suspect since the DST change may affect users of calendar software. Microsoft Outlook calendar addicts should consider downloading Microsoft's "tzmove" utility to address time zone changes.

    Download: Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook

    Version: 1
    Date Published: 1/30/2007
    Language: English
    Download Size: 8.3 MB
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:03 AM

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  • k... hope they'll  find a fix to it.... i don wan dis to happen....
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 7:20 AM
  • New and Good information
    Monday, February 26, 2007 6:01 AM