This summer, the Russian government adopted a new law to cancel daylight saving time (DST) in the country — meaning that Russia will not “fall back” to the previous Russian Standard Time zones this fall. People in the country will leave their clocks on “Summer Time” (as it’s known in the region) and no longer have to make the twice-a-year changes to their clocks in the future.
Such a change requires various adjustments. While the elimination of DST directly affects those living in Russia, given the size and impact of the Russian market, the ramifications are global.
Microsoft stepping up work to address the impact on users’ computers and servers. You can find information on various Microsoft products including Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and other applications on the Microsoft DST Help and Support Center. Additionally, for the change in Russia, the Redmond company provide specific details and guidance here.
In a official blog post, Microsoft says “If you use Microsoft Update on your PC at home, chances are you’re already covered.” Adding, “the latest update – August 2011 Cumulative Time Zone Update for Windows – may already be installed on your PC.” “This latest update includes the changes for Russia as well as other worldwide changes (including Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Fiji, Samoa and Newfoundland),” informed the Software company.
“For IT professionals managing PCs, servers and Microsoft software installations,” please visit this link for more details.