[tz] MS-Windows 10 and New Zealand yesterday

Matthew Donadio matt at mxd120.com
Mon Apr 3 18:44:40 UTC 2017

There is an interesting comment on that (#7) that suggests that
time.windows.com may have been down and that switching to the NIST servers
fixed things.

--Matthew Donadio (matt at mxd120.com)

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Chris Keall of the National Business Review (New Zealand) reports that
> laptops and phones running Microsoft Windows 10 missed the end of daylight
> saving time in New Zealand yesterday. Microsoft Windows 7 laptops operated
> correctly. This leads me to think that the problem has something to do with
> the tz database, as MS-Windows 7 does not use tzdata whereas MS-Windows 8.1
> and later use tzdata, at least in some cases. Does anyone have technical
> information about why the glitch happened? Is there some way we can help
> avoid it in the future?
> Keall C. Living in the past: Windows 10 fails to update for end of
> daylight saving. NBR 2017-04-03. https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/
> living-past-windows-10-fails-update-end-daylight-saving-ck-201449
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