Microsoft is continuing to roll out updates needed for a number of its products as a result of the early switch to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 11.
The latest product to get the DST treatment is Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. Microsoft made the DST CRM patch and an accompanying DST CRM wizard available for download at the end of last week.
Microsoft is advising business users to apply the various DST fixes in a specific order to avoid conflicts. Microsoft is advising users to apply the patches "from the root," meaning starting with the operating system. Microsoft is advising businesses to patch first Windows Server versions running Exchange Server. Next, patch the client machines connecting to those servers. Then patch Exchange Server itself, followed by any mobile devices connecting to the network. Finally, patch any other calendaring applications that are part of mix.
Speaking of Exchange Server and DST, it sounds like some customers are encountering problems with some of the Exchange DST patches, according to a posting on one of Microsoft's TechNet blogs. Microsoft is planning Webcasts and Web chats almost every day this week with customer-support engineers on hand to help customers with patching questions and issues.