| By Susan Bradley |
This week, Microsoft declared a sale on Daylight Saving Time patches for Windows 2000, for those of you who are still running that platform.
In other news, I’m going to spend a lot of this week’s column on patches that are rated "nonsecurity" but could have a great impact on you and your business none the less.
Windows 2000 DST patches on sale now!
The biggest news for the business world this week is that Microsoft has changed the price tag for its Daylight Saving Time (DST) patches for Windows 2000. While this version of Windows is still being supported for security patches, Microsoft has ended support for nonsecurity patches.
A DST fix is needed by all Windows 2000 machines to ensure that they’ll adapt to the correct time on whatever date your state or province shifts to Daylight Time. These dates have recently changed by law in the U.S., Australia, and other countries.
Maintaining the correct time on servers can be extremely important in certain environments. A download for this issue, however, was deemed by MS to be a nonsecurity patch.
The Redmond company does, in fact, have a patch for Windows 2000 machines. But some firms reported that they were being charged $40,000 per site for the patch.