Only Microsoft could come up with this one...

Monty Solomon monty at roscom.COM
Sun Nov 17 07:25:25 UTC 1996

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From: GeraghtyR at (Geraghty Rob)
Subject: Only Microsoft could come up with this one...
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Date: Sat, 16 Nov 96 4:30:02 EST
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Just the other day, the eastern Australian States of New South Wales 

and Victoria went over to Daylight Saving time.  Queensland did not.

Windows 95 regards all three as being in one time zone.

Consequently, all our email and schedule appointments have gone 

haywire, because Exchange is adjusting for a daylight saving difference 

we don't have.

(please note that Queensland has only had daylight saving for one 

summer - about three years ago)

I phoned Microsoft to ask whether they planned to fix the bug, but they 

told me:

"It's not a bug."
"Why not?"
"Because Queensland had daylight saving when we wrote the code."

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