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InfoPath 2007 display date for multiple time zones

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We have an InfoPath 2007 form integrated with SharePoint 2007 and uses Web Service as Data Sources. The end users are located in multiple time zones in US and Australia. The server is located in US Eastern time zone. We would like the form to display user's local date and time.

The return of web service shows correct local date and time, except the time zone keeps at -04:00. For example during the one hour after midnight Eastern Time, the web services return:

Eastern: 2011-04-13T00:04:03.793537-04:00

Central: 2011-04-12T23:04:15.5734594-04:00

Mountain: 2011-04-12T22:04:24.3693642-04:00

Eastern Australia: 2011-04-13T15:04:18.8366836-04:00

When I preview the form it shows correct date, but after uploading it to SharePoint and view in web browser, the date is off by one day (either ahead or behind).

My looked at this post http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sharepointdevelopment/thread/677c03e4-8d71-43b3-aff9-1b6662a2528a but I don't get how it display different dates in different timezones by using UTC.

How can I make sure the form ignores the server time or the time zone indicated in the web service return, and just display the date as it is?



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