Software Lifecycle

Last Updated: 10/04/2018

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 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 (1809)Windows

macOS 10.14 MojaveMAC

macOS High Sierra (10.13)MAC

Windows 10 (1803)Windows

RedHat 7Linux

RedHat 6Linux

macOS Sierra (10.12)MAC

Windows 10 (1709)Windows

Windows 8.1Windows

Windows 7Windows

RedHat 5Linux

OS X El Capitan (10.11)MAC

OS X Yosemite (10.10)MAC

OS X Mavericks (10.9)MAC

OS X Mt. Lion (10.8)MAC

Windows 10 (1703 or lower)Windows

Productivity Applications

Early Adoption Recommended Upgrade Soon Upgrade Now

Office 2019 WindowsMAC

Office 2016*WindowsMAC

Office Online*Windows MACLinux

G Suite*Windows MACLinux

Office 2013Windows

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 2019 WindowsMAC

Outlook 2016*WindowsMAC

Outlook Web App*Windows MACLinux

Mail & Calendar 11**MAC

Outlook 2013Windows

Mail & Calendar 10**MAC

Outlook 2015MAC

Outlook 2011MAC

Outlook 2010Windows

Outlook 2007Windows

Outlook 2003Windows

Mail & Calendar 9**MAC

Mail & iCal 8**MAC

Mail & iCal 7**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.