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Notice of Exchange (Outlook) Upgrade

Notice of Exchange (Outlook) Upgrade

ITS wants to make users aware of an upgrade coming to our Email system. Microsoft Exchange, the server system that drives our Outlook email and calendaring, will be upgraded to a newer software version. This upgrade is necessary to keep our software environment in compliance with current Information Security Requirements. Starting on Thursday the 22 nd of October OWA users will notice some updates. The old (in Yellow) OWA screen will be replaced with an updated look and feel, however the basic functionality and features will be the same.  

Catalina Upgrade

Apple released its operating system (macOS 10.15 - Catalina) for Apple computers last fall.  ITS has reviewed this operating system per our policy and is providing the following information to help you decide if you should upgrade.

ITS has determined that this is not a critical update and upgrading is not necessary, if you are currently on Mojave (macOS 10.14). Some applications and personal printers will no longer work after the upgrade.

Big Sur Update

Apple released its operating system (macOS Big Sur) for Apple computers last fall.  ITS has reviewed this operating system and is recommending that users check for application compatibility and do the upgrade if their applications are compatible.   

It is STRONGLY recommended to back-up all important data prior to upgrading.

Mac OS Update -Monterey

Apple released its operating system (macOS Monterey) for Apple computers last fall.  ITS has reviewed this operating system and is recommending that users upgrade.  As always, please back-up all important data prior to upgrading and check for specific application compatibility.

Monterey Note for users:

For some apps you may see a Notifications popup with a crosshatch (prohibitory symbol)  through the icon. This is a known issue and is generally cosmetic. Notifications for the app should still work as expected (they do for all the default apps we install).  

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