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macOS Sierra at UVA

Status & Availability of Software & Support

Important Notes as of 8/1/2017

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP): Version 14 is now available! Current SEP must be uninstalled prior to update.

Box Sync: Box Sync may require an update from depending on version intalled. It may auto-update.

Matlab: MATLAB is not compatible with some language choices available in Sierra (US English is supported by Mathworks). See details from Mathworks.

This page outlines ITS’s support for, and testing of products and services against, macOS Sierra (Mac OS X 10.12).

macOS Sierra Support at UVA

macOS Sierra is widely available and can be used with basic UVA Services such as wireless and email. Please see the list below for notes regarding use of specific ITS services with Sierra.

ITS is recommending that users not install Sierra on UVA machines until the services you need are listed as “Supported” in the table below. Status updates will be updated as test results are collected.

The support statement applies to software versions currently available from the UVA Software Gateway. Older versions of the same titles may need to be updated.
Status Notes
Adobe Reader Supported  
Alertus Desktop Alert Supported  
Cisco AnyConnect VPN Supported  
Firefox Supported  
Hive VMWare View Client Supported  
Home Directory Program Supported The character ? cannot be used in the Eservices password with the Home Directory program. An alternative is to use the Finder Go menu to Connect to server.
Identity Finder Testing  
ITS Network Setup Tool Supported  
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection Supported  
SafeNet Token Software (including hardware token) Supported  
Secure CRT Supported  
Secure FX Supported  
Symantec Endpoint Protection Version 14 Supported Available Aug. 1 from UVA Software Gateway
UVaCollab Supported  
Integrated System (IS)
Integrated System: Student Information System (SIS) See SIS information See for more support details.
Integrated System: HR/Finance See IS Information See for more support details.
Web Applications and Services
Faculty Web Server Supported Individual sites within may have dependencies, Check with the site owner if you experience problems.
Integrated System (HR/Finance & SIS) See table above  
Mailing Lists Supported  
MyGroups Supported  
NetBadge Supported  
Network Registration Supported  
Responsible Computing Tutorial for UVA Faculty & Staff Supported  
Personal Digital Certificates Supported Using the Network Setup Tool is the prefered way to get a personal digital certificate.
Proxy Service Supported  
UVaAnywhere/MSN VPN Connections Supported  
Joint VPN Connections Supported  
Exchange OWA Calendar Supported  
UVA Box Cloud Storage Service Supported  
WebMail (OWA, Gmail) Supported  

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