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

macOS Catalina (10.15)MAC

 

Recommended

macOS Mojave (10.14)MAC

Windows 10 (1909)Windows

Upgrade Soon

macOS High Sierra (10.13)MAC

Windows 10 (1903)Windows

Linux

Upgrade Now

OS X El Capitan (10.11)MAC

macOS Sierra (10.12)MAC

Windows 7Windows

Windows 8Windows

Windows 8.1Windows

Windows 10 (1709)Windows

Windows 10 (1803)Windows

Windows 10 (1809)Windows

Productivity Applications Productivity Applications

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

Office 365 Click-to-Run*Windows MAC

Office Online*Windows MAC

Upgrade Soon

Office 2016Windows MAC

Upgrade Now

Office 2013Windows

Office 2011MAC

* UCCSLoginName@uccs.edu and password are required to log in and download software.

Web Browsers Web Browsers

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

EdgeWindows

Internet Explorer 11Windows

SafariMAC

Chrome*Windows MAC

Firefox*Windows MAC

Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now

Internet Explorer 10Windows

* Most up to date browser version

Email & Calendar Email & Calendar

Early Adoption
Recommended
Upgrade Soon
Upgrade Now
Early Adoption
Recommended

Office 365 Outlook Click-to-Run*Windows MAC

Outlook Web App*Windows MACLinux

Upgrade Soon

Mail & Calendar 10**MAC

Outlook 2016*WindowsMAC

Upgrade Now

Mail & Calendar 9** MAC

Outlook 2013Windows

* UCCSLoginName@uccs.edu and password are required to log in and download software.
** Apple applications (e.g. Mail and Calendar) come pre-installed with all macOS operating systems. UCCS OIT recommends using the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Outlook, for email and calendar.

 

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