Mason Prepares for Daylight Saving Change

Posted: March 9, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 passed by Congress mandates that daylight saving time begin three weeks early on Sunday, March 11, and end one week later on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Information Technology Unit (ITU) staff has already taken measures to ensure a limited impact on computer software within the Mason community, including the installation of update patches on most servers and network devices.

“Most of the patches have already been applied, and there really aren’t any other concerns at this point,” says Ron Secrest, director of enterprise servers and networking. “The only area that people might have issues with is the Oracle Calendar.”

ITU is advising all Oracle Calendar users to print a copy of their meeting calendars for the period March 11 to April 1 and Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 prior to Sunday, March 11, and then compare that with the online calendar after daylight saving time takes effect. Those who might be affected should have already received an e-mail with more information.

For further information on daylight saving time, see the ITU support web site.

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