The Office of Information Technology asks the campus community to delay upgrading Boise State-owned computers to the latest Mac operating system, macOS 11 (“Big Sur”), until testing is completed to ensure compatibility with all standard university software.
Big Sur is likely to be released within the first couple of weeks of November.
The Big Sur operating system is a substantial update and the first of the post-OS X/macOS 10.x generation. It’s possible critical software such as Cisco AnyConnect VPN, Microsoft Office components, or other tools may not work correctly until updates are available, tested, distributed, and applied.
OIT expects to announce availability to the Boise State community by December 1. This operating system update is compatible with most Mac desktops and laptops produced since 2014.
Information about new features in macOS Big Sur is available on Apple’s website.
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