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Fixed

Outlook 2016 - Days Cross Over

Neil M 4 years ago updated by Michael J. Radwin 1 year ago 1

Downloaded ICS for Outlook 2016 for Israel. However, it shows each day as staddling two days e.g. 1 AV will start on one english day and carry onto the next. I think its because its picking up each "event" as starting at 1am and finishing at 1am.

Answer

Answer
Fixed

Hi Neil, thanks for being a long time Hebcal user and reporting this bug many years ago. Although we corresponded privately recently, I'm also answering this question here for others who may be searching for the answer.

We were finally able to reproduce this error on Outlook 365 web. We made two changes to our iCalendar feeds to fix the problem for you:

1. Our .ics feeds so they include X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT:TRUE which according to some Microsoft documentation might fix the problem.

2. Our VTIMEZONE implementation for Asia/Jerusalem (the timezone that is used throughout Israel) has been modified so it only uses a simpler, current Daylight Saving Time rules (which clocks are advanced by one hour, beginning on the Friday before the last Sunday of March, and ending on the last Sunday of October). This is perfectly accurate for any calendars 2013 and later (when the Israeli government standardized and simplified DST rules).

Shana Tova!

Answer
Fixed

Hi Neil, thanks for being a long time Hebcal user and reporting this bug many years ago. Although we corresponded privately recently, I'm also answering this question here for others who may be searching for the answer.

We were finally able to reproduce this error on Outlook 365 web. We made two changes to our iCalendar feeds to fix the problem for you:

1. Our .ics feeds so they include X-MICROSOFT-CDO-ALLDAYEVENT:TRUE which according to some Microsoft documentation might fix the problem.

2. Our VTIMEZONE implementation for Asia/Jerusalem (the timezone that is used throughout Israel) has been modified so it only uses a simpler, current Daylight Saving Time rules (which clocks are advanced by one hour, beginning on the Friday before the last Sunday of March, and ending on the last Sunday of October). This is perfectly accurate for any calendars 2013 and later (when the Israeli government standardized and simplified DST rules).

Shana Tova!