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Time Matters and Daylight Savings Time Changes

Time Matters has posted Service Releases for versions 7 and 8 to deal with the looming Daylight Savings Time nightmare.  Users of Time Matters 8 can download and install SR1B by selecting Program Updates – Check for Updates from the Help Menu.  Time Matters 7 users must visit the Time Matters Service Center and download SR2C.

Time Matters says that the risk to their program is small for most users and that customers who apply Microsoft’s DST patches will have little to worry about.  Time Matters users who sync to Windows CE devices must apply the Service Releases to avoid issues but I suggest that everyone do so, as these patches usually include minor performance enhancements.  The exception to this is users of World Server 6 and earlier.  These users are much more likely to experience issues.  If you fall into this category, you should consider upgrading to avoid issues.  Remember, these DST issues will return twice a year for the foreseeable future.

For those of you who need a refresher on installing a Time Matters Service Release, the easiest way is to run in on one station and select Install Network Autoupdate when prompted.  Remember to close all programs including Time Matters first.  Once the network autoupdate is installed, simply go to each workstation and close all programs.  Open Time Matters and the update will install.

Of course, you can feel free to call ITP any time you need Time Matters assistance.

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