Upgrade My Operating System

Mac Operating System 

New Mac operating systems versions are available for download in the MiWorkspace Managed Software Center after testing for compatibility with U-M networks, printers, administrative systems, and more than 550 software titles on MiWorkspace computers. 

Upgrade your Mac operating system.

macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

Image of macOS Mojave new login screen for MiWorkspace computers

macOS Mojave is available as an optional download in the MiWorkspace Managed Software Center as of January 2, 2019. 

Visit the Apple website to preview additional new features included in macOS Mojave. In addition to the new features from Apple, your computer will have a new login screen. (Pictured right)

Please consider upgrading to macOS Mojave if your MiWorkspace-supported Mac is running an operating system older than macOS Sierra (version 10.12). Apple does not provide security updates and patches for older operating systems. (Check your operating system version.

Don’t see macOS Mojave in the Managed Software Center?

You may need to enroll your computer in the university’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) profile. MDM enrollment allows MiWorkspace to deploy university software to your Mac and ensure compatibility with other U-M systems.

Steps to enroll in the U-M MDM Profile:

  1. Open System Preferences, select Profiles
  2. In the left menu, select MDM Profile.
  3. Click Approve

Application Compatibility with macOS Mojave

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

If you use the following applications, we recommend waiting until the compatibility issues are resolved before upgrading to macOS Mojave. Please contact the ITS Service Center before upgrading if you have other compatibility concerns.

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Back to my Mac
  • Office 2011 (Upgrade to Office 2016)
  • Pro tools
  • Sibelius
  • WebNow – Safari and most other browsers no longer support Java plug-in

Retired Mac operating systems

MiWorkspace Mac computers running macOS Yosemite (version 10.10) and older will not receive updates via the Managed Software Center. 

Mac computers older than 2009 may not support macOS versions older than El Capitan (version 10.11). Newer operating systems will not appear in Managed Software Center on these devices.

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
  • WebNow