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.

Current operating system: macOS High Sierra (version 10.13)

Upgrade to macOS High Sierra if your MiWorkspace Mac is running an older operating system. Apple provides security updates and patches operating systems for only the two most recent operating systems. Learn how to check your operating system version.

The following applications may have issues when used on macOS High Sierra. Please contact the ITS Service Center for more information if you use one of the applications and are considering upgrading.

  • Avid titles, including Avid Media Composer and ProTools
  • gfortran 6.3.0
  • MathType 6.7
  • Office 2011 for Mac (Upgrade to Office 2016)
  • Sibelius

Coming soon: macOS Mojave (version 10.14)

Do not install macOS Mojave from the Mac App Store on your MiWorkspace Mac computer when it is released on Monday, September 24, 2018. Faculty and staff who have an eligible Mac supported by MiWorkspace will receive an email when macOS Mojave is available in the Managed Software Center. 

Visit the Apple website for a preview of the new features included in macOS Mojave.

Known software issues
The following applications may have issues when used on macOS Mojave. Please contact the ITS Service Center for more information if you use one of the applications and are considering upgrading.

  • WebNow – Safari 12 and most other browsers no longer support Java plug-in
  • Avid titles, including Avid Media Composer and ProTools
  • BlueJeans
  • Bomgar
  • Nvivo 12 
  • Office 2011 for Mac (Upgrade to Office 2016)
  • Wimpy FLV Player 

Retired 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). These computers should be considered end-of-life and should be replaced as soon as possible. 

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