Daylight Savings Time and Lotus Notes/Domino – THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thanks to an email from Lisa Sarkady from IBM, I have reference information to share regarding the upcoming DST (Daylight Savings Time) issue with Lotus Notes/Domino and BES/BlackBerry. THANK YOU LISA! Please… read on!

Regarding Lotus Notes/Domino:
To Everyone Who Uses Notes and Domino ,
The DST Agents are now gold and the DST documentation has been updated and published.  


Here is the link to the updated Agents.
Agents for updating Calendaring and Scheduling entries and Resource Reservation entries for Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2007

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21254639
Contains the released agents, instructions for applying the agents, and a detailed description of how the agents work.  

Note: the version number of the agent, and the revisions made to the agent, appear in the .lss file, near the top.  You can view them with the file viewer in notes.  I have excerpted the current list of revisions in the collasped section below.


Links to our additional documentation on DST:

Executive Summary and End User Guide: Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2007
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21254625
Contains information to help IT System Administrators and Help Desk personnel communicate the changes for DST within you organization.

Deployment Guide: Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2007
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21254624
Contains step-by-step instructions to implement the changes needed to prepare your Lotus Notes and Domino systems for the DST 2007 changes, along with Frequently Asked Questions.

Detailed information about changes to DST and their impact on Notes and Domino
Complete information about addressing Changes to Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 2007 for Lotus Notes and Domino can be found on  
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=463&uid=swg21247972.

Regarding how it will affect your BlackBerry and your BES:
Check out what they have to say about it here: http://www.blackberry.com/select/dst2007/

  • My company has made available free software ā€” BoxTone DST Expert for BlackBerry ā€” as a service to the BlackBerry and Domino community. Helps BES admins monitor patch and update progress by BlackBerry user and BES.
    Download is at { Link }