A quick overview of Daylight Savings Time 2015

Alec Brown    Alec.Brown@envisionitllc.com
October 29, 2015

In 2015 Daylight Savings Time (DST) began at 2:00 AM on Sunday March 8th and ends on Sunday, November 1st

Current versions of server, user operating systems and phones automatically update their clocks respectively.  For the majority of users and companies this should be a non-event and transparent other than losing or in this case gaining an hour of sleep.

This is one among many of the reasons to stay current with your operating systems and application patches.

It is noteworthy that many systems are very reliant upon time for communications and tracking.  Some are more sensitive than others and if devices fall out of sync than strange things can happen; troubles logging in, applications not working as expected, etc.

2007 revised DST laws in many countries:
Starting in March of 2007 the first change to DST since 1987 occurred and increased the consistency in weeks of Daylight Saving Time. 

Leap Second:
A less well known event recently was the “Leap Second” where the last minute of June had 61 seconds.  These are only announced 6 months in advance and the last one was 3 years ago.  This leaves software developers less time to make updates and deploy patches.   

Other:
Still no fix for the Microwave, Oven and VCR so either wait 6 months and they will be right again or press buttons until you are satisfied with the results.  Mine are all still flashing noon.

Daylight Savings Resources:

Tags: Daylight Savings Time, Technology, Windows