|Title||Start Date & Time||End Date & Time|
|Service Issue Updated: Northstar||Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:28am|
|Service Issue Updated: Campus Wireless||Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:05am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Skillsoft||Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:00am||Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 7:00pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Campus Solutions & Portals||Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00am||Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00pm|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Network Services in Multiple Buildings||Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 5:00am||Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 7:30am|
|Service Maintenance Scheduled: Networks in Farrand, Cockerell, Sewall, Brackett, Aden||Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:00am||Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 5:00pm|
As with many new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and El Capitan is no exception. As a general rule, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends most users should wait for a version update which will account for any initial bugs in the major release. Also, users should confirm compatibility of their commonly used applications before upgrading.
Early-adopters who are comfortable with the typical problems and potential application incompatibilities associated with new versions of operating systems and are willing to accept the risk of software that has only been minimally tested are advised to upgrade as they see fit.
While OS X El Capitan adds some new features and has a different look and feel, it is designed to be familiar to users of previous OS releases with little to no training. For a full listing of new features, please visit the official Apple OS X El Capitan information page.
Testing of El Capitan conducted by OIT has found that some upgrades result in severe, but solvable installation problems. If you choose to upgrade and you run into problems, please bring your computer to an OIT Walk-In Center, contact Dedicated Desktop Support, or email the IT Service Center at email@example.com.
|Various Applications from the Mac App Store||
Some applications from the Mac App Store may not work with El Capitan. If you rely on any of these applications, it is a good idea to verify they will work with El Capitan before upgrading. To verify compatibility, visit the application’s page in the app store, visit the vendor’s website, or check a compatibility resource such as Roaring Apps.
|Office 2016||Users have have reported problems with Microsoft Office 2016 after upgrading to El Capitan. Office applications sometimes freeze during operation and unexpectedly shut down.|
|There have been some reports that the newest versions of these applications need to be installed.|
|On Campus Printing||There have been reports that El Capitan is not compatible with print drivers on campus. The recommended workaround utilizes mobile printing. Visit the Mobile printing page for more information.|