Our favourite telco make use of microsoft tools to arrange calls and meetings.
It is now A&A company policy that if we get an invite to a conference call or a meeting that says, for example :-
When: 08 August 2011 11:00-12:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.
We are to take it at face value, in that case 12pm local time (BST). Especially if the email has the caveat :-
Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.
Which makes it very very clear they really do mean GMT and not local time that would reflect local daylight savings time adjustments.
(unless the meeting or call is for our benefit not theirs, obviously).
Why do big corporates like BT plc not refuse to pay microsoft until they fix this simple buglet? I would if I used microsoft...
What amazes me is that the "Note: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments." is clearly new and somehow an attempt to address the error but, in my view, just makes it worse by making it clear you really did mean GMT!