Microsoft is taking steps to ease the transition back from daylight-saving time.
Microsoft is trying to ensure that when daylight-saving time ends and Americans turn the clock back in the first week of November, the experience is seamless.
That was not the case on March 11, when daylight-saving time started three weeks earlier than usual.
It will also end a week later than usual, on Nov. 4, as a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which extended daylight-saving time by a month in the United States, and came into effect in 2007.
For those companies that do business in other parts of the world, the pain is not yet over. As much of the United States and Canada "fall back" in November, there are going to be changes happening in Jordan, Egypt and New Zealand that were not planned in the spring.