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Inside Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 Web Services by Huw Upshall, Mark Taylor, Ben Spain, Michael Mainer, David Sterling

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Working with Date/Time Strings

When working in the world of Exchange Web Services calendaring, it’s important to fully understand how strings representing dates and times are handled. Let’s start by looking at the values in the Start and End properties from Example 8-3.

<t:Start>2006-11-09T05:30:00Z</t:Start>
<t:End>2006-11-09T06:00:00Z</t:End>

Start and End properties designate the date and time information needed to indicate when the appointment begins and when it ends. This string format is called xs:dateTime (or http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema:dateTime). Did you notice the letter ‘Z’ at the tail end of the strings? This stands for the Zulu time zone and is the canonical representation of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).[149] Essentially, the ...

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