Patch Management ensures that University endpoints are consistently running the latest approved versions of operating systems, security patches, and common third-party applications. Protecting devices from vulnerabilities and ensuring compatibility with services.
OS Version Updates
NU ITS provides support for Operating Systems (OS) that are actively maintained by the vendor. Typically, a vendor supports the current OS and the previous two releases. Whenever possible, NU ITS recommends running the latest vendor supported OS available. ITS provides full support for Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems.
When a vendor releases a new OS version, that version will be reviewed and tested by NU ITS for up to 90 days following public availability. During this time, ITS will check for OS stability and compatibility with essential University IT systems and commonly used software. Once full support and compatibility are available by NU ITS, the OS version is made available for production use in the University. Faculty, Staff, and Students can then install new OS versions using Self Service.
Windows feature releases occur semi-annual, generally in March and September. Apple feature releases occur annually, generally in September or October.
NU ITS Supported Operating Systems
- macOS Catalina (10.15)
- macOS Mojave (10.14)
- macOS High Sierra (10.13)
- iOS 13
- iPadOS 13
- tvOS 13
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1