Overview

Software applications are rapidly changing in the IT world and, as such, have an associated lifecycle. 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.

*Please Note: Operating Systems older than the ones listed in this chart are also no longer supported.

Operating Systems 

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now

Windows 10 (1903) Windows

 macOS 10.15 Catalina

macOS 10.14 Mojave Apple

Windows 10 (1803) Windows

 

macOS High Sierra

(10.13) Apple

macOS Sierra (10.12) Apple

Windows 10 (1709) Apple

Windows 8.1  Windows

Windows 7*  Windows

 

OS X El Capitan (10.11) Apple

OS X Yosemite (and older) Apple

Windows 10 (1703 or lower) Windows

* Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 at the end of 2019. You should have a plan to transition to Windows 10 by December 2019.

Productivity Applications 

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now

 

Office 365 Windows Apple

Office OnlineWindows Apple

G SuiteWindows Apple

Office 2016Windows Apple

Office 2013 Windows Apple

 

 

Office 2011 Apple

Office 2010 Windows

 

 

* UVID@uvu.edu and password credentials are required to log in and download software.

Web Browsers 

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now
 

Edge Windows

Safari** Apple

ChromeWindows Apple

FirefoxWindows Apple

Internet Explorer 11 Windows

 

Internet Explorer 10 Windows

 

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

Email & Calendar 

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now

 

Outlook 365  Windows Apple

Outlook Web App Windows Apple

Mail & Calendar 11** Apple

Outlook 2016 Windows Apple

Outlook 2013 Windows

Mail & Calendar 10** Apple

 

Outlook 2015 Apple

Outlook 2011 Apple

Mail & Calendar 9** Apple

 

Apple applications (e.g. Mail and Calendar) come pre-installed with a particular Mac OS X version.