Outlook XP gets ready for new DST

I just heard about this today! In August of 2005 the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act. The Energy Policy Act changes the start and end dates of daylight saving time (DST). When this law goes into effect in 2007, DST will start three weeks earlier (March 11th, 2007) and end one week later (November 4th, 2007) than what had traditionally occurred. All computers will be effected as well as programs which deal with calendar information. For a link to update Windows XP, click here. This is Microsoft Knowledge Base issue KB928388. MS Outlook 2003, 2002 and 2000 will also be affected. The Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool will take care of these versions of Outlook. Outlook 2007 already has the time change factored in. There will also patches for MS Exchange. When available, the tool will be available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/

For more information about how to prepare for changes in daylight saving time in 2007 for all affected Microsoft products, visit the following Microsoft Web site: