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Have you got your Daylight Savings Contingency Plan?

By Kerces - 20 March 2006 14

The ACT Small Business Commissioner, Michael Schaper, has confirmed what most of us suspected — that Daylight Savings has been extended because of the Commonwealth Games.

The time adjustment will now take place in the early hours of Sunday 2-APR-06 instead of a week earlier when it would usually finish.

Dr Schaper says small businesses should have a contingency plan in place for this change in procedure. He uses the example of if you make timed deliveries then you need to make sure the time is indeed correct.

He also gives tips for those using the diary section of Microsoft Outlook, which doesn’t know about the daylight savings extension because, like many others, it doesn’t really care about the Commonwealth Games.

These are:

*Include the time of all appointments in the subject header of any meeting booked in Outlook up until 2 April 2006
*Print a hardcopy of your Outlook calendar around this period
*Check to ensure any Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) or other similar devices do not fall out of synch with your computer

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johnboy 2:28 pm 21 Mar 06

telling the computer it’s in Fiji doesn’t solve it anyway?

Swaggie 2:27 pm 21 Mar 06

I’ve never understood why we slavisly follow the northern hemisphere (Commonwealth gamres excepted) so we only get daylight saving for 5 months when they end up with 7 months?

Kramer 2:10 pm 21 Mar 06

Well, we messed with daylight savings for the olympics in 2000, and that was a bastard too. You had to install the patch to update the timezone to start daylight savings early, and then uninstall it before daylight savings started in 2001!

Jey 2:02 pm 21 Mar 06

didn’t know you had posted it

Jey 1:58 pm 21 Mar 06
johnboy 1:51 pm 21 Mar 06

I would like to offer my condolences to the IT boys and girls for idiot politicians thinking they could muck with time for no better reason than a sports carnival.

johnboy 1:50 pm 21 Mar 06

In fact you can get it here.

Absent Diane 1:34 pm 21 Mar 06

should be relatively easy to find….

Kramer 1:26 pm 21 Mar 06

I’m pretty sure you will have to manually donwload the Microsoft patches – as they are not automatically deployed from Windows Update.

andy 12:46 pm 21 Mar 06

or you can install the patch microsoft provided 😛 (as already mentioned..)

Jey 9:01 pm 20 Mar 06

I will pass the message on.
Thanks 🙂

johnboy 8:41 pm 20 Mar 06

if you’ve been keeping your security up to date you should be fine.

Jey 8:38 pm 20 Mar 06

Is there an update for home pcs? I use my Outlook calendar and sync that with my pda often.
Do I sack my partner (IT) person for not installing the updates?

johnboy 8:31 pm 20 Mar 06

and sack your IT people if they haven’t installed the updates which solve this problem.

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