Daylight Saving Time effects on 7.5
2006-09-12 12:58:50 GMT
We were caught by surprise with the recent email sent by PeopleCube regarding the changes to Daylight Savings Time (DST) and the effects on Meeting Maker. We have an installation of version 7.5 supporting 2100 users which now appears we will be forced to upgrade to 8.6 once it is released in October. I have attached the email to the end of this message in case you missed it. This announcement comes at a bad time for us given may other projects we need to complete in the same timeframe. Cost is the least of our worries since we are entitled to the upgrade under maintenance. The ideal situation is deferring the upgrade so that we can ease the pain on our users and staff with changes to multiple applications.
We are in the process of testing our current 7.5 installation and the effects these DST changes. Has anyone done similar tests and have some results they are willing to share? Can the application be tricked by changing the clocks on the server or client, altering the time zone or a combination of both? What impact will this have on the calendar and other clients like PDAs both on March 11 and the traditional April date? I will send our results once they have been compiled.
Sr. Technical Architect
University Information Systems
-------- Original Message
Subject: Important Daylight Saving Time Information for Meeting Maker Users
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 10:24:40 -0400
From: PeopleCube <mm_mailings <at> peoplecube.com>
Dear Meeting Maker User,
Exciting things continue to happen within our Meeting Maker product line. However, it is important for us to communicate some very important information that will affect all of our Meeting Maker customers. In 2005, Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005. A significant provision of the act extends daylight saving time (DST) by 4 weeks beginning in March of 2007. This change will obviously affect all Meeting Maker calendars, as any appointments or meetings scheduled during these four weeks will appear at the incorrect time.
As a result of this new law, PeopleCube will release Meeting Maker 8.6 specifically to address the upcoming change in DST. We have targeted a release date of October 2006 that should provide you with enough time to test and deploy this new release. It will require a full upgrade including both a database and client upgrade. To ensure continuous value of your Meeting Maker solution, we strongly recommend you prepare to upgrade your Meeting Maker installation to comply with this new guideline.
This new release will be made available for free to all Meeting Maker customers with an active maintenance contract via the PeopleCube Online Support Portal at http://connect.peoplecube.com/support/. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about joining our Maintenance Advantage Program, contact us at 1-800-282-7319 or sales <at> peoplecube.com. Our staff is available to assist you in any way possible.
We will continue to provide updates to these changes through eNews, our quarterly electronic newsletter. If you are not currently subscribed to eNews but would like to start receiving it, simply send an email to marketing <at> peoplecube.com with â€œSubscribeâ€ in the subject line.
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