Windows 8.1 at the University of Virginia
Status & Availability of Software and Support
Important Note [Feb. 13, 2015]
ITS has updated the results of our testing of Windows 8.1 to reflect new versions of supported software.
As of Jan. 14, 2014, Windows 8.1 is compatible with the Network Setup Tool, and the versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection on UVA Software Gateway.
As of Apr. 29, 2014, SafeNet Token Software is supported under Windows 8.1.
Issues with browser compatibility and SIS/IS use remain.
This page outlines ITS’s support for, and testing of products and services against, Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Support at UVa
The official release date for the Windows 8.1 operating system was October 17, 2013.
ITS recommends that users not install Windows 8.1 on UVa machines until the services you need are listed as “Supported” in the table below. Status entries are current as of Feb. 13, 2015.
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.
|Alertus Desktop Alert||Supported||Requires .NET 2.0 to be enabled|
|Cisco AnyConnect VPN||Supported|
|Hive VMWare View Client||Supported|
|Home Directory Program||Supported|
|Host Explorer 2007||Supported|
|ITS Network Setup Tool||Supported|
|Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection||Supported||Requires the the latest version available on UVA Software Gateway.|
|SafeNet Token Software (including hardware token)||Supported||Remember to uninstall any existing SafeNet Authentication Client software and reboot before upgrading or installing the latest version.|
|Secure Deletion Shredder||Supported|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection||Supported||Requires Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 or later, available on UVA Software Gateway.|
|Integrated System (IS)|
|Integrated System: Student Information System (SIS)||Not compatible at this time.||See http://its.virginia.edu/integratedsystem/gettingstarted/desktop.html at this time for updated information.|
|Integrated System: HR/Finance||Not compatible at this time.||See http://its.virginia.edu/integratedsystem/gettingstarted/desktop.html at this time for updated information.|
|Web Applications and Services|
|Exchange OWA (Calendar)||Supported|
|Faculty Web Server||Supported|
|Integrated System (HR/Finance & SIS)||Not compatible at this time.||See http://its.virginia.edu/integratedsystem/gettingstarted/desktop.html at this time for updated information.|
|Online Information Security Awareness Tutorial||Supported|
|Personal Digital Certificates||Supported|
|Scan & Score||Supported|
|UVaAnywhere/MSN/Joint VPN Connections and Exchange OWA (Calendar)||Supported|
|UVa Box Cloud Storage Service||Supported|
|WebMail (CMS, OWA, Gmail)||Supported|
|Windows Critical Update Server||Supported|