Let it Snow

Well it snowed in London today and I thought I would share some photos for you! 

I really do love snow

As you can see the local council didn’t bother with gritting the road outside my house.  It was very comical watching people drive this morning



I also took the opportunity to build a Snow Cat ;-)

And finished off with a Snow Family ;-)


Also can you believe it, a group of kids thought it would be a really good idea to beat my Snow Familiy up and knock the head off … But I remade them :-D

February 2007 cumulative time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

WHAT YOU MUST BE JOKING … a newer patch! http://support.microsoft.com/?id=931836 

So companies have been testing the “old” one and now have to do it all again!

Starting in the spring of 2007, daylight saving time (DST) start and end dates for the United States will transition to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DST dates in the United States will start three weeks earlier, at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March. DST will end one week later, at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November.

The update that this article describes changes the time zone data to account for the DST change for the United States. 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 articles 928388 and 929120. This update also describes some additional changes since the last cumulative update in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 928388.

Update: Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Tool

Just a follow on from my last blog. It looks like a potential issue with this tool

Currently, MSEXTMZ.exe and MSEXTMZCFG.exe will NOT run correctly if they are installed in the default installation directory (i.e. c:program filesmsextmz).  To workaround this problem, please install the two applications into the following directory: C:msextmz.


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Microsoft Exchange Calendar Update Tool

At last we have the Exchange DST tool and it comes with a nice new KB http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=930879.  I was wrong! I originally thought it might just use the outlook tool, but this is a totally standalone tool.  Also it needs to be installed on a desktop and NOT the exchange server.  It looks like a well planned tool.  I will test it later and let you know how I get on.

Also “both the Outlook tool and the Exchange tool can be run in the same environment. If you run the Exchange tool on a mailbox that has already been updated by the Outlook tool, or viceversa, you will experience no side effects.” which is good!

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a9336886-4b28-4010-9416-36d38429438d&DisplayLang=en

The Exchange Calendar Update Tool enables administrators to update, using the Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft® Office Outlook®, multiple user mailboxes, thereby avoiding the challenges involved with broadly deploying the Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool to all end-users.

IMPORTANT: Before you run the Exchange Calendar Update tool, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 930879, “How to address daylight saving time by using the Exchange Calendar Update Tool,” for complete information about potential effects on your IT environment and user base.

After installing the Windows and Exchange daylight saving time (DST) updates, all old appointments (both recurring and single instance) that occur during the extended DST period will be incorrectly displayed as having moved back one hour. These appointments will need to be updated so that they display correctly in Outlook, Outlook Web Access, and CDO-based applications. The Outlook Time Zone Data Update Tool enables end-users to update their own calendars. (For Outlook 2007 the time zone update feature is built into the application.)

The Exchange Calendar Update Tool enables administrators to avoid the challenges involved with broadly deploying the Outlook tool to all users and ensuring that each user runs the tool correctly