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Information Technology Services

Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra Testing Results

The following table summarizes the results of ITS testing of High Sierra (10.13) Operating System against university services and supported software.  This table will continue be updated as information continues to be gathered.

Apple File System

  • When installing macOS High Sierra, the new, much more modern file system is implemented as the new default, replacing the old HFS+ file system.
  • APFS is a 64-bit file system that is optimized for modern storage like solid state drives
  • it is easily adaptable to future storage technologies.
  • APFS is safe and secure, offering crash protection, safe document saves, stable snapshots, simplified backups, and native encryption.
  • It is more responsive than HFS+, with instant file and directory cloning, fast directory sizing, high performance parallelized metadata operations, and sparse file writes.
  • it is a significant improvement over HFS+ that's going to introduce better performance in the form of simple encryption, faster file transfers, and more.

Please Note: Updating the file system of an operating system can be a complicated and time consuming procedure. Often it is best to wait until the Operating System is live for a few weeks to determine if significant bugs exist within the software. Please contact the ITSC if you have any questions about upgrading.

Compatibility

  • Mac OS High Sierra is compatible with all Macs that can run macOS Sierra
  • 2009 AND LATER
    • iMac (Late 2009)
    • MacBook (Late 2009)
  • 2010 AND LATER
    • MacBook Air (Late 2010)
    • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
    • Mac mini (Mid 2010)
    • Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

 

Windows Services

Pass/Fail

Comments

Active Directory

 

 

Windows File Service

   

Adobe Software

Adobe Reader

 

 

Adobe Acrobat Pro

 

 

Adobe Flash Player

   

Antivirus Software

System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)

 

 

Internet Browsers

Safari

   

Google Chrome

   

Firefox

   
Microsoft Office

Office 2011

  • Downloaded from MyQueensU.  This is meant for university owned computers.

Word 2011

   

Excel 2011

   

Outlook 2011

   

PowerPoint 2011

   

Skype for Business (Lync)

 

 

Office 365 ProPlus

  • This is the subscription version of Office 2016 as downloaded in Office 365. This is meant for personally owned computers only.

Office 2016

  • Downloaded from MyQueensU.  This is meant for university owned computers.
 

 

OneDrive for Business

 

 

Connectivity Software

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

   

Remote Gateway via Remote Desktop Protocol ( RDP/RDG )

   

Wireless connectivity

 

 
Administrative Software

PeopleSoft

   
Applications / Services

QShare

   

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)

   

Queen's Wiki

   

Fetch

   

Outlook Web App

   

Java 8

   

SPSS

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: September 13, 2017