If you travel a lot, check out this quick tip from CNET's Molly Wood for easily swapping between two time zones in Microsoft Outlook.
Another option that I use in Outlook 2007 is to click the Time Zones button when making an appointment and make the appointment in the time zone where the appointment will be. Then, Outlook will automatically adjust my calendar on my laptop as well as the synced version on my smartphone.
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