KB article 933360 posted: August 2007 cumulative time zone and DST updates for Windows

Relatest to changes in Daylight Saving Time (or as some still refer to it: Daylight Savings Time), a quick note to let you know...

In case you missed my previous post on the latest Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone update, the August 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems is posted (see KB 933360):

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Article ID : 933360
Last Review : August 7, 2007
Revision : 3.0

Important This update supersedes and replaces update KB931836, released in January 2007. This update also includes additional time zone changes that were signed in to law after update KB931836 was created. Customers who have already deployed update KB931836 should evaluate whether any of the five specific time zone changes that are addressed in the update described by this Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article merit deploying this update immediately. If systems are not directly affected, you can schedule deployment at the next available opportunity. We recommend that all customers standardize on the most current Windows cumulative time zone update to guarantee the consistency of the time zone database on all systems.

Important Before you apply the update that is described by this article, be aware of potential issues that may affect Microsoft Office Outlook.

For more information about these issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

931667 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931667/) How to address the daylight saving time changes in 2007 by using the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook

Important If you are running Microsoft Exchange Server in an Information Technology (IT) environment, you must take additional measures to guarantee the correct operation of Exchange Server.

For more informationabout the Exchange daylight saving time (DST) update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

926666 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926666/) Update for daylight saving time changes in 2007 for Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2

The update that this article describes changes the time zone data to account for daylight saving time changes in several countries, as outlined. This update also includes other DST-related changes, time zone-related changes, and settings-related changes. Some of these changes will occur in 2007. Some of these changes have occurred since the products that are listed in the "Applies To" section were originally released. The update that this article describes is a cumulative update rollup that includes all the changes that were previously released in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles 928388 and 929120. This update also describes some additional changes since the last cumulative update in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 928388 and 931836.

Just to clarify, I received a mail today noting that a couple of people weren’t clear on the time zones added to this update, and whether or not time zones added in past KBs (931836) were included in the update.

 

Yes, this includes the TZ releases for countries, territories and provinces previously impacted and updated (such as Newfoundland):  it's a cumulative update that also includes the updates from prior OS updates, including KB 931836, I believe. This from KB 933360...

 

Updates from the previous cumulative Windows time zone update

The following changes have been made since the previous Windows cumulative time zone update, described in KB931836:

Caucasus Standard Time Changes display name to Caucasus Standard Time as cities in the previous display name have separate time zones, and removes DST settings.

Armenian Standard Time Creates a new time zone for Armenia to better align with different DST changes in the Caucasus Region.

New Zealand Standard Time Adjusts DST start and end dates according to changes signed in to law after the prior cumulative time zone update was created (February 2007).

GTB Standard Time Correct the display name for GTB Standard Time on Windows Server 2003 SP2 to include Bucharest.

Jordan Standard Time Adjusts DST start and end times and dates according to changes signed in to law after the prior cumulative time zone update was created (February 2007).

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