Operating System Support

Overview

Duquesne uses Windows and macOS operating systems to meet the University's computing needs. Computing and Technology Services (CTS) offers different levels of support for each operating system.

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Operating system support levels defined

Full configuration support
Nearing end of life support
No support; End of life

Microsoft Windows support

CTS continues to follow Microsoft's mainstream support lifecycle as closely as possible but will work with employees to support software that falls outside support. The table below highlights the support lifecycle for the operating systems and their respective end of support dates.

VersionRelease DateCTS Support End Date
Windows 10, v20h2 Enterprise 10/01/20 TBD
Windows 10, v2004 Enterprise 05/01/20 TBD
Windows 10, v1909 Enterprise 11/01/19 12/30/21
Windows 10, v1903 Enterprise 12/01/19 11/01/20
Windows 10, v1809 Enterprise 11/01/18 12/30/20
Windows 10, v1803 Enterprise 04/01/18 07/01/20
Windows 10, v1709 Enterprise 10/01/17 07/01/20
Windows 10, v1703 Enterprise 04/01/17 07/01/19
Windows 10, v1607 Enterprise 08/01/16 12/30/18
Windows 8.1 10/01/13 12/01/20
Windows 8 10/01/12 Expired
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) 10/01/09 12/01/20

Apple macOS support

Apple does not publish the support lifecycle for its operating systems. New versions of macOS typically launch during the third quarter of the year.

CTS will follow Apple's model of supporting the three most recent macOS versions and discontinue support for any versions outside of this window at the beginning of each new year.

VersionRelease DateCTS Support End Date
macOS Big Sur (11.0) 11/12/20 TBD
macOS Catalina (10.15) 10/07/19 TBD
macOS Mojave (10.14) 09/24/18 09/01/21
macOS High Sierra (10.13) 09/25/17 09/01/20
macOS Sierra (10.12) 09/20/16 09/01/19
OS X El Capitan (10.11) 09/30/15 09/01/18
OS X Yosemite (10.10) 10/16/14 09/01/17

Microsoft Office support

Microsoft Windows

VersionRelease DateCTS Support End Date
Office 2019 09/24/18 10/14/25
Office 2016 09/22/15 10/12/20
Office 2013 01/29/13 04/11/20
Office 2010 04/15/10 10/13/20
Office 2007 01/30/07 Expired
Office 2003 10/21/03 Expired

Apple macOS

VersionRelease DateCTS Support End Date
Office 2019 09/24/18 10/14/25
Office 2016 09/22/15 10/12/20
Office 2011 12/09/10 Expired
Office 2008 03/09/08 Expired