Last week an update was applied to Extension computers in order to implement the daylight saving time changes dictated in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which goes into effect this year. An unfortunate side-effect of this change is that calendar appointments during three weeks in Spring (March 11-April 1) and one week in Fall (October 28-November 4) may be off by one hour. You should carefully review all calendar appointments during this time to ensure accuracy.
To assist with this process Extension IT will run a Microsoft tool to update recurring appointments for you. We will begin running the tool at 3pm on Friday, February 23. As the tool runs it will generate meeting update requests. You must accept these requests in order for the meeting to appear at the correct time. This tool will only update recurring appointments; you still need to carefully review all calendar appointments during the time periods mentioned above.
PDAs and smart phones that synchronize calendar information with Exchange will need to be manually updated for the new daylight saving time dates. More information will be posted on the TechNews web site in the next few days. Please visit TechNews for additional information and contact Extension IT if you need further assistance. (www.extension.iastate.edu/technews/)
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work through these unavoidable changes.
Darin Dugan, System Admin