October 29, 2020, by Chris Finch

New macOS update coming soon

Upgrading macOS

Apple have announced a new version of macOS – 11.0 Big Sur.

While an official release date is not yet known, we would strongly recommend that users do not perform the upgrade until the impact of the changes are fully assessed.

The new operating system could affect the use of some key University software due to unknown compatibility issues. We will send out further communications and provide guidance once testing takes place.

If you do decide to upgrade before Information Services carries out some software tests, we would strongly recommend the following considerations before upgrading:

  • All users – Take time to prepare for the upgrade as most application issues can be easily resolved by updating before the OS upgrade.
  • Users with a University managed device – Applications on University Macs can be easily updated with Mac management facilities like Munki and Jamf, by using ‘Managed Software Centre’ and ‘Self Service’, if you are not already enrolled in these systems then please ask Campus IT Support for guidance on how to get on board.
  • All users – We recommend waiting a couple of releases before upgrading as this allows for any early bug fixes to be resolved by Apple.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact Campus IT Support

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