Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fun with DST

Yes, I'm still working on DST updates. If you haven't seen it yet, it's probably too late now, but here's the link to Microsoft's "Daylight Savings Time Help and Support Center" from which you can take the appropriate path: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst

So far, I've addressed the:
  1. OS updates for Windows 2003 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836/en-us
  2. Exchange 2003 SP2 updates - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926666/en-us
  3. Applied the same CDO update as above for Exchange to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and sent out the updates for the Blackberry devices that needed it - http://www.blackberry.com/select/dst2007/

Now all I've got left to tackle, before week's end of course, is:

  1. Updating appointments in the mailstores using Exchange Calendar Update Tool - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930879/en-us
  2. Updating Windows Mobile devices - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/daylightsaving/default.mspx

This whole process is truly a headache. And while I've heard some complaints against Microsoft (and other vendors) for making this process so complicated, I don't really blame them nor think that it's their fault. I just don't think enough thought was given in regards to the impact that the changes in DST would have for so many things and the work that would be involved to make corrections and/or adjustment for it before it became a law. Just my take on the matter...

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