Upgrade My Operating System

Mac Operating System 

macOS High Sierra is available for download in the MiWorkspace Managed Software Center. Visit the Apple website for a preview of the new features included in macOS High Sierra.

Upgrade your Mac operating system.

Apple provides security updates and patches operating systems for the two most recent operating systems. (Check your operating system version.) macOS High Sierra includes updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

Mac computers older than 2009 will not support macOS High Sierra. The update will not appear in Managed Software Center on these devices.

Application Compatibility

macOS High Sierra was tested for compatibility with U-M networks, administrative systems, and more than 550 software titles on MiWorkspace machines.

Apple removed the ability to use Bonjour and GoogleTalk with Messages.app. As an alternative, Adium or Trillan work with Bonjour and GoogleTalk and are available in Managed Software Center.

If you have Office 2011 for Mac, we recommend upgrading to Office 2016 before you upgrade to macOS High Sierra. Learn more about installing optional software using Managed Software Center.

If you use the following applications, we recommend waiting until the compatibility issues are resolved before upgrading to macOS High Sierra.

  • Avid titles, including Avid Media Composer and ProTools
  • gfortran 6.3.0
  • MathType 6.7
  • Sibelius

Some older Apple Pro apps are not compatible with macOS High Sierra. Apps older than the versions below will need to be updated before you install the new operating system.

  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later

Please contact the ITS Service Center before upgrading if you have other compatibility concerns.

Windows Operating System

Windows 10 is the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers and tablets. Your eligibility to receive a new computer is determined by your unit’s hardware replacement policy. Please check with your unit to see when you will be eligible for a new computer with Windows 10.

Learn more about using Windows 10:

Application Compatibility

Your new or rebuilt computer will have Windows 7 if you use hardware or software that is not compatible with Windows 10. Search for compatibility by application using the Microsoft website. The following applications had compatibility issues with Windows 10 during testing by ITS: 

  • AspenTech
  • Forceplates
  • Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS)
  • ​Print Key 2000
  • RiskMaster