Don’t forget on Sunday March 8th to set your clock ahead one hour!  A great way to remember which way to go is “Spring Forward, Fall Back”.

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that light extends into the evening hours—sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, users of DST adjust clocks forward one hour near the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to “normal” or regular time. – Wikipedia

If your computer is set correctly, the time should automatically adjust.  If it doesn’t, Windows users can right-click on the time in the task bar and select “Adjust date/time”.  This brings up the window seen below.  Make sure your time zone and the time are both correct as an incorrect time can cause issues with desktop applications, software and network performance.


For IT professionals, if you notice any issues with your applications after the time change, make sure the time on your routers, switches and servers are all correct.  Software such as VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Lync are especially finicky about the time differences.