Supported Technology Standards-End of Life software

The purpose of this web site is for information distribution on products and services supported by UNL ITS to the UNL campus community. The information on this site will not supersede any contractual obligations between UNL ITS support and UNL departments. This site only addresses most common software and technology; this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.

Updated 09/20/2016

Desktop OS

The following list denotes all desktop and laptop operating systems actively supported by UNL Information Technology Services. The dates that follow the product is the date that the vendor will end support. This is provided to allow users to prepare budgets accordingly. In some cases, although the vendor may provide support; UNL ITS cannot recommend the operating system due to restrictions of UNL systems (e.g., Windows Vista SP2).

Windows

Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 1/14/2020
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 – 1/14/2020
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1/14/2020

Windows 8.1 – 1/10/2023

Windows 10 with Anniversary Update – 10/14/2025


If your Windows version is not listed – it is not supported or secured. Is Windows up-to-date? Instructions at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update

Mac

macOS Sierra (10.12)
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Apple tends to provide updates for the current product and two lifecycles back. If your version is not listed – it is not supported or secured. Is your Mac up-to-date?

Instructions at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338

Desktop Browsers
BrowserWindowsMacNotes
Internet Explorer Current major release NONE 1
EDGE See note NONE 3
Firefox Current major release Current major release 1
2
Firefox ESR Current major release Current major release 1
2
Chrome Current major release Current major release 1
2
Safari NONE Current major release 1
1) Works with SAP/Firefly
2) When using a Mac, some Windows services (examples: myshare.unl.edu, mysoft.unl.edu) will only connect with Safari.
3) Not yet recommended at this time.

Are your browser plug-ins up to date? Use Qualys plug-in check for all browsers

Mobile OS

The following list denotes all mobile operating systems actively supported by UNL Information Technology Services.
  • Phone/iPad: iOS 10+
  • Android: Android 4.0+
  • Blackberry: Blackberry 10
  • Windows Phone 8+

ITS recommends utilizing the default browser which was included with your MobileOS
ITS recommends the mobile Outlook app for accessing mail, calendar, and contacts from Office 365.

Other software/hardware

The following list denotes most common software and technology actively supported by UNL Information Technology Services.
  • Java latest release
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
  • HTML5
  • Silverlight, Adobe Flash and Acrobat Reader latest release (see deprecated technologies)
  • Wireless 802.11g/n (2.4 and 5ghz supported)
  • DUO Security (two-factor authentication)
  • Symantec Anti-Virus
  • Desktop Encryption
    • Filevault 2.0 for Mac OS, managed by Casper
    • Symantec Endpoint Encryption for Windows 7
    • Bitlocker for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

If you have questions about an application or technology not listed here, contact the ITS Computer Help Center.