Software Lifecycle

 

Overview

Software applications are rapidly changing in the IT world and, as such, have an associated life cycle. OIT provides the software guide below with the following phases:

  1. Early Adoption: Software that is either in a limited release state or released with some underlying compatibility issues.
  2. Recommended: Applications that have been thoroughly tested and are endorsed for use by OIT.
  3. Upgrade Soon: Applications that have been released for some time and generally function well. Some compatibility issues may exist with new applications.
  4. Upgrade Now: Software needs to be upgraded, has many security vulnerabilities, and is no longer supported by vendors.
 

Operating Systems Operating Systems

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption

 

Recommended

OS X High Sierra (10.13) MAC

OS X Sierra (10.12) MAC

Windows 10 (1803)Windows

Upgrade Soon

OS X El Capitan (10.11)MAC

Windows 10 (1709)Windows

Windows 8.1Windows

Windows 7Windows

Linux

Upgrade Now

OS X Yosemite (10.10)MAC

OS X Mavericks (10.9)MAC

OS X Mt. Lion (10.8)MAC

OS X Lion (10.7)MAC

OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)MAC

Windows VistaWindows

Windows XPWindows

Windows 8Windows

Windows 10 (1507)Windows

Windows 10 (1511)

Windows 10 (1607)Windows

Windows 10 (1703) Windows

 

Productivity Applications Productivity Applications

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

Office 2016*WindowsMAC

Office Online*Windows MACLinu

Upgrade Soon

Office 2013Windows

Upgrade Now

Office 2011MAC

Office 2010Windows

Office 2008MAC

Office 2007Windows

Office 2003Windows

Office 2004MAC

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Web Browsers Web Browsers

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

EdgeWindows

Safari**MAC

Chrome*Windows MACLinux

Firefox*Windows MACLinux

Upgrade Soon

Internet Explorer 11Windows

Upgrade Now

Internet Explorer 10Windows

Internet Explorer 9Windows

Internet Explorer 8Windows

* Most up to date browser version
** Apple applications (e.g. Safari) come pre-installed with a particular Mac OS X version.

Email & Calendar Email & Calendar

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

Outlook 2016*WindowsMAC

Outlook Web App*Windows MACLinux

Upgrade Soon

Outlook 2013Windows

Mail & Calendar 10**MAC

Upgrade Now

ACOutlook 2011MAC

Outlook 2010Windows

Outlook 2007Windows

Outlook 2003Windows

Mail & Calendar 9** MAC

Mail & iCal 8**MAC

Mail & iCal 7**MAC

Mail & iCal 6**MAC

Mail & iCal 5**MAC

Entourage 8MAC

* UCCSLoginName@uccs.edu and password are required to log in and download software.
** Apple applications (e.g. Mail and Calendar) come pre-installed with a particular Mac OS X version. UCCS OIT recommends using the Office 365 productivity suite for Mail and Calendar (Outlook)

 

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