Employee Software Support

Overview

Computing and Technology Services (CTS) licenses and supports several software products for Duquesne faculty and staff. Employee software support includes updates and patches for operating systems and supported software titles.

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Employee software support levels

CTS will give its best effort to resolve all software issues for employees. The CTS Help Desk will provide troubleshooting for most software issues at no cost.

For software issues that cannot be resolved by the Help Desk, tickets will be escalated to CTS Technical Services for further troubleshooting. The average turnaround time for tickets assigned to CTS Technical Services is between one and three business days.

Software Support Levels
Manufacturer support The software vendor will provide incident support, security updates, and nonsecurity hotfixes. The mainstream support dates in the charts below are the vendor's published lifecycle support dates. If the vendor does not publish their lifecycle support dates, the date will be based on the vendor's past support lifecycle history.
CTS support CTS support is based on the vendor's support lifecycle. CTS will provide sufficient notice through this webpage if a piece of software is nearing the end of its support lifecycle. In some cases, CTS may provide extended support for a piece of software that exceeds the manufacturer's lifecycle. Extended support may include limited or no network access.


Employee software support: Windows OS

Operating systems, software and browsers

CTS tries to follow Microsoft's mainstream support lifecycle as closely as possible but will work with employees to support software that falls outside those parameters. The list below features the support lifecycle and end of support dates for Microsoft's operating systems, software and browsers.

Operating Systems Manufacturer Support Ends CTS Support Ends
Windows 11 October 08, 2024 CTS Testing
Windows 10 October 14, 2025 TBD   
Windows 8 January 10, 2023 Expired
Windows 7 Expired Expired
Software
Microsoft Office 2019 Ongoing TBD
Microsoft Office 2016 or Older Expired Expired
Browsers
Microsoft Edge Ongoing Ongoing
Internet Explorer 11 June 5, 2022 Ongoing
Internet Explorer 10 or older Expired Expired

Software Center

The following software is available to all University-managed Windows computers via Software Center. Software Center contains the most recent, Duquesne-supported versions of the software listed below.

Programs Availability
Adobe Reader DC Software Center
Audacity Software Center
Box Drive Software Center
Duquesne LogMeIn Calling Card Software Center
Endnote Software Center
GlobalProtect VPN Software Center
Google Chrome Software Center
IBM SPSS Statistics Software Center
Microsoft Office 2016 Software Center
Microsoft Office 2019 Software Center
Microsoft Teams Software Center
Microsoft Silverlight Software Center
Mozilla Firefox Software Center
Sophos Endpoint Protection Software Center
Spirion Software Center
Zoom Software Center

Employee software support: macOS

Operating systems, software and browsers

Apple does not publish the support lifecycle for its operating systems, but new macOS versions typically launch during the third quarter of each year. Therefore, CTS will follow Apple's support model of supporting the three latest macOS versions and discontinue support for any operating system versions outside of this window at the beginning of each new year.

Operating Systems Manufacturer Support Ends CTS Support Ends
Monterrey (12.0) October 1, 2024 CTS Testing
Big Sur (11.0) October 1, 2022 TBD
Catalina (10.15)* October 1, 2022 TBD
Mojave (10.14) or Older October 1, 2021 Expired
Software
Pages Ongoing TBD
Numbers Ongoing TBD
Keynote Ongoing TBD
Office 365 Ongoing TBD
Microsoft Office 2021 October 13, 2026 CTS Testing
Microsoft Office 2019 October 14, 2025 TBD
Microsoft Office 2016 or Older Expired Expired
Browsers
Safari Ongoing Ongoing

* MacOS Catalina and later no longer supports 32-bit applications. Upgrading to macOS Catalina may cause some existing applications on your device to stop functioning.

Self Service

The following software is available to all University-managed Apple devices through Self Service.

Programs Availability
Adobe Reader DC Self Service
Box Drive Self Service
EndNote Self Service
Evernote Self Service
GarageBand Self Service
GlobalProtect VPN Self Service
Google Chrome Self Service
HP Drivers Self Service
IBM SPSS Statistics Self Service
iMovie Self Service
Keynote Self Service
Microsoft Edge Self Service
Microsoft Office 2019 Self Service
Microsoft OneNote Self Service
Microsoft Remote Desktop Self Service
Microsoft Teams Self Service
Mozilla Firefox Self Service
Numbers Self Service
OpenJDK 11 Self Service
Pages Self Service
Sophos Endpoint Protection Self Service
Spirion Self Service
Xerox Self Service
Zoom Self Service