xt:Bias Element
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xt:Bias Element

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Specifies the offset from the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

<Bias>...</Bias>

Element Description

xt:TimeZone Element

In this case, the contained Bias value is the difference in minutes of between the local time in this time zone and the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

xt:DaylightTime Element

In this case, the contained Bias value represents the time offset in minutes from the Bias value set on the xt:TimeZone Element to account for daylight time in this time zone.

xt:StandardTime

In this case, the contained Bias value represents the time offset in minutes from the Bias value set on the xt:TimeZone Element to account for standard time in this time zone.

The element value is an integer specifying the offset in minutes.

XML Example of the Bias Element

The following XML fragment shows the Bias element used in xt:TimeZone Element, xt:StandardTime and xt:DaylightTime Element.

<calendarData xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2006/09/sip/calendarData" mailboxID="bob@contoso.com">
  <WorkingHours xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/services/2006/types">
    <TimeZone>
      <Bias>480</Bias>
      <StandardTime>
        <Bias>0</Bias>
        <Time>02:00:00</Time>
        <DayOrder>1</DayOrder>
        <Month>11</Month>
        <DayOfWeek>Sunday</DayOfWeek>
      </StandardTime>
      <DaylightTime>
        <Bias>60</Bias>
        <Time>02:00:00</Time>
        <DayOrder>2</DayOrder>
        <Month>3</Month>
        <DayOfWeek>Sunday</DayOfWeek>
      </DaylightTime>
    </TimeZone>
    <WorkingPeriodArray>
      <WorkingPeriod>
        <DayOfWeek>Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday</DayOfWeek>
        <StartTimeInMinutes>600</StartTimeInMinutes>
        <EndTimeInMinutes>1170</EndTimeInMinutes>
      </WorkingPeriod>
    </WorkingPeriodArray>
  </WorkingHours> 
</calendarData> 
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