Operating Systems: new versions of Windows & macOS

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When Microsoft and Apple release new operating systems, ITS and other testers on campus verify core applications (e.g., antivirus) and commonly-used administrative and academic applications (e.g., Office & SPSS).  During initial release periods it is not recommended to upgrade College-owned computers to the latest OS version.  Please note that details about "Known Issues" (below) may take time to be discovered and documented; do not consider a lack of known problems to be a recommendation to upgrade.  Detailed compatibility testing may take months; consider deferring longer if you run atypical applications.  Details will be added below when an OS release is unblocked and available for installation.

Windows 11

Release date:  October 5, 2021

Status:

Not yet recommended for installation

Known Issues:

Resolved Issues:

Resources:

MacOS Ventura

Release Date: October 24, 2022

Status:

Blocked, and not available for installation on College-owned Macs. 

Known Issues:

  • Sophos AntiVirus does not properly function on MacOS Ventura. Upgrading to a version of MacOS that does not support Sophos would leave devices insecure. 
  • NVivo Installer runs, but does not recognize full disk access, as required by the program.

macOS Monterey

Release date: October 25, 2021

Status: 

Now unblocked and available for installation on College-owned Macs.

Resources:

Details

Article ID: 213
Created
Fri 10/22/21 3:50 PM
Modified
Tue 10/25/22 2:57 PM