Microsoft moving Windows Azure to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Windows Azure is a global service, to ensure that applications behave the same way regardless of their physical location, it’s important that Windows Azure have a consistent time zone across all geographies. With this in mind, Microsoft within the next few weeks will be migrating to Azure Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), from its current time zone, Pacific Standard Time […]
Windows Azure is a global service, to ensure that applications behave the same way regardless of their physical location, it’s important that Windows Azure have a consistent time zone across all geographies. With this in mind, Microsoft within the next few weeks will be migrating to Azure Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), from its current time zone, Pacific Standard Time (PST). If your application running in Windows Azure relies on local time, you will be impacted by the migration to UTC. Here’re few examples: Gaps may occur in event logs if local timestamps are used; User interfaces that depend on local timestamps may show different results; Local timestamps stored by your application may be interpreted differently after the changeover, announced Azure team.