CTS Recommendations for Microsoft Windows 11 OS

Published on October 21, 2021

Microsoft released its newest operating system, Windows 11, on Oct. 5, 2021.

Recommended actions

At this time, CTS does not recommend upgrading to Windows 11 on University-managed devices. We are currently testing core applications but encourage you to contact your specific software vendor for supported OS approval.

University-managed Windows devices

Windows 11 is currently in testing and not yet supported on University-managed devices. CTS currently supports Windows 10 on University-managed Windows devices. More information about supported operating systems and software on Windows devices is available on our software webpage.

If you would like to help test Windows 11, please contact the DU IT Service Desk at 412.396.4357 (HELP) help@duq.edu or duq.edu/chat.

** Internet Explorer 11 is not an available Microsoft browser in Windows 11.

Personally-owned Windows devices

Before upgrading to Windows 11 on personally-owned Windows devices, CTS recommends adopting a "wait and see" approach. When a new operating system is first released, bugs and compatibility issues are often discovered. To avoid potential technical issues, use an earlier supported version of Windows, such as Windows 10, until these bugs and compatibility issues are identified and fixed. CTS encourages you to contact your specific software vendor for supported OS clarification.