Tuesday, March 06, 2007

US Daylight saving time to set in early

Next time you are making a call to your family and colleagues in US from another country, watch out for the Daylight Saving Time, which comes in early this year.

To reduce consumption of energy and to increase consumption of natural light, Daylight saving time in US in 2007 and beyond would come in three weeks early compared to 2006.

This year it comes in effect on March 11, and ends on Nov 4, which adds up to an additional one month. The travel and hospitality industry is widely affected by this change since it they now have to reprogram their systems, a la Y2K style though no major glitches are expected, since there was a fairly long notice of this impending change.

It also affects your calendars and in your laptops and desktops, which are programmed to work as per the old system.Microsoft has released an update to make the neccessary corrections to the calendar as well as setup a helpline to aid customers requiring support. The updates can be installed in easy steps from here . If you are using corporate computing device such as PDA, PC or laptop, it is quite likely these updates would be deployed in your machines by the network team, with our without your explicit concurrence or knowledge, especially those operating in LAN environments.

But if you are not sure about US local time because the whole thing is very confusing , do check out the time in Google by typing a search such as 'Time in LA'.


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1 comment:

Sara said...

Worst is to fix the sleep bug- will have to wake up an hour earlier this Monday!