Help - DST patches totally screwed up six years worth of history!!

Help - DST patches totally screwed up six years worth of history!!

Post by Qnlyb24gRm » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:33:02


I noticed that a lot of my all day events were off by a day. It was mostly
non-recurring annual all day events. Independence Day was on 7/3, Mother's
Day was on a Saturday, that sort of thing. I didn't really notice a problem
with any of the times that I saw.

After a little digging, it sounded like the issue was caused by the DST
changes.

I installed the newest DST patches for my OS and for my Smartphone.

Now everything is totally screwed up. I want to use MUCH stronger words but
don't want to offend anyone so I'll try to hold my anger. The patch set the
time on my PDA ahead by two hours and the start time of every single
appointment, even those going back five or six years, to two hours earlier
that they should be. This is the affect on my PDA as well as within Outlook.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, Office 2007 Enterprise Edition and
my PDA/phone is an AT&T Tilt running Windows Mobile 6.

Can anyone help me revert everything back to the way it was or am I stuck
having to manually change thousands of appointments by hand? Any assistance
or advice anyone might be able to provide would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any help anyone might be able to provide.

Sincerely,
- Byron Followell
 
 
 

Help - DST patches totally screwed up six years worth of history!!

Post by Qnlyb24gRm » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:50:02

OK, here's a little more information. As I stated, the time on my AT&T Tilt
was set forward by two hours and ALL of my appointments were set back by two
hours. I double-checked and DST was on and my time zone was correct. I
correctly set the time on my PDA and most, not quite all, but most of my
appointments seem to have gone back to their correct times. I really don't
understand why the start times for my appointments would change just because
you change the current time on your PDA but things seem to be getting back to
normal.

One thing I noticed is that the patch seems to have changed all of my
previous "All Day" events into events that run from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
This more or less accomplishes the same thing but they display differently
and I prefer true All Day events rather that 24 hour long events. I guess I
don't understand how Outlook/Calendar handles these events well enough to
understand why the patch would change these. Any ideas? Should I leave them
or convert them back to All Day events? Will that mess something up. It's
going to be a lot of work but not insurmountable.

I'm sure I'll have more questions or more revelations and discoveries later
but, in the mean time, any advice or assistance would still be most
appreciated. Thanks to everyone and have a wonderful day.

Sincerely,
- Byron Followell

 
 
 

Help - DST patches totally screwed up six years worth of history!!

Post by Todd Allco » Sat, 01 Mar 2008 16:06:02


Tilt
two

Not to kick you when you're down, but hopefully to save the next person;
why did you run the patches? AFAIK, neither Outlook 2007 nor WM6 require
them. Both were released after the DST change was decided upon and already
had the new DST rules coded in.