Software Lifecycle

Last Updated: 07/12/2017

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 vuneribilities, and is no longer supported by vendors.

Operating Systems

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now

Windows 10 (Redstone 3)Windows

OS X High Sierra (10.13)MAC

OS X Sierra (10.12)MAC

Windows 10 (1703)Windows

RedHat 7Linux

RedHat 6Linux

OS X El Capitan (10.11)MAC

OS X Yosemite (10.10)MAC

Windows 10 (1607)Windows

Windows 10 (1511)Windows

Windows 8.1Windows

Windows 7Windows

RedHat 5Linux

OS X Mavericks (10.9)MAC

OS X Mt. Lion (10.8)MAC
OS X Lion (10.7)MAC

OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)MAC

Windows VistaWindows

Windows XPWindows

Windows 8Windows

Windows 10 (1511)Windows

RedHat 4Linux

Productivity Applications

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now
 

Office 2016*WindowsMAC

Office Online*Windows MACLinux

G Suite*Windows MACLinux

Office 2013*Windows

Office 2011MAC

Office 2010Windows

Office 2008MAC

Office 2007Windows

Office 2003Windows

Office 2004MAC

* CULoginName@colorado.edu and IdentiKey password credentials are required to log in and download software.

Web Browsers

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now
 

EdgeWindows

Safari**MAC

Chrome*Windows MACLinux

Firefox*Windows MACLinux

Internet Explorer 11Windows

Internet Explorer 10Windows

Internet Explorer 9Windows

Internet Explorer 8Windows

* 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 2016*WindowsMAC

Outlook Web App*Windows MACLinux

Mail & Calendar 10**MAC

Outlook 2013*Windows

Outlook 2011*MAC

Mail & Calendar 9**MAC

Mail & iCal 8**MAC

Outlook 2015MAC

Outlook 2010Windows

Outlook 2007Windows

Outlook 2003Windows

Mail & iCal 7**MAC

Mail & iCal 6**MAC
Mail & iCal 5**MAC

Entourage 8MAC

* CULoginName@colorado.edu and IdentiKey password credentials are required to log in and download software.
** Apple applications (e.g. Mail and Calendar) come pre-installed with a particular Mac OS X version.