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Secrets of the Office Masters: Juggling Multiple Time Zones

Sooner or later, every world traveler who works with Outlook discovers the peculiar way it deals with changes in time zones. Microsoft's engineers designed Outlook so that, when you change time zones on your computer, Outlook adjusts all appointments, past and present, to match the new time zone.

How does that cause problems? Imagine you've scheduled your regular staff meeting for October 1st at 10 a.m. You've added the appointment to your Outlook calendar with a few notes about the agenda. A few days before the meeting, you're called away to London on a business trip. You book your return flight on October 2nd at 10 a.m. and dutifully enter the time in Outlook.


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