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macOS 12 Monterey: tested

On 25th October 2021, Apple will release macOS 12 Monterey, the latest version of its operating system (OS) for Mac computers.

macOS Monterey comes with a host of new features, including AirPlay to Mac, Focus Mode, Live Text, SharePlay, Shortcuts, Split View Multitasking,

Visit the Apple Mac website for all the new and exciting updates this macOS version has to offer.

 

Technical requirements for macOS 12 Monterey

Monterey can only be installed on certain Mac models, so you’ll need to check whether your machine meets these requirements. For more information, view the technical specifications. For more information on how to upgrade, visit the Apple website.

macOS Monterey has now been tested, and can be installed on your machine if it is compatible.

 

Key to symbols used

Testing Key

Tested and approved

Tested and NOT approved

Not working/Not yet functional

Not tested/Testing in progress

Known issues

 

Test results

The following test matrix details the results of the testing as regards the systems and software applicable at UCT.

macOS Catalina 10.15

Operating System

What was tested

Results 

Status

macOS 12 Monterey

Installation, functionality

Successful

macOS 12 Monterey

Upgrade, functionality

Successful

 

Application and services

Results & Comments

Status

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 
(Office 365)

Basic functionality
Microsoft Outlook (Office 365) is the recommended supported email client for Office 365

Skype for Business 2016

Basic functionality

Microsoft Teams

Basic functionality

Apple TV

Basic functionality

Mac Mail

Basic functionality
Recommended supported email client for Office 365 Outlook

AirDrop

Basic functionality

Continuity

Basic functionality

Adobe Reader DC

Basic functionality

Adobe DC Pro

Basic functionality

SAP 7.7

Basic functionality

Mozilla Firefox

Basic functionality

Safari

Basic functionality

McAfee EndPoint Security

Basic functionality

McAfee EPO Agent

Basic functionality

Oracle Java Runtime Environment:
Version 8u213

Basic functionality

Parallels Desktop 17

Basic functionality

EndNote X9

Basic functionality

Novell iPrint v06.08

Basic functionality

Papercut

Basic functionality (use mobile printing)

EZProxy

Basic functionality

PeopleSoft

Basic functionality

Third Party System

Basic functionality

VPN (Cisco VPN AnyConnect Client)

Basic functionality

Bomgar

Basic functionality

eduroam

Basic functionality

eduroam CAT

Basic functionality

CIFS and SMB (Access to the UCT file services cluster)

Basic functionality

SPSS 25

Basic functionality

Boot Camp

Basic functionality

UCT Apple update server

Basic functionality

Microsoft AutoUpdate

Basic functionality

Nvivo 12

Basic functionality

 


Websitess (Testing done using Safari 13 and Firefox)

What was Tested

Status: Safari

Status: Firefox

http://www.uct.ac.za/

Functionality

https://uct.service-now.com

Functionality / Authentication

http://www.icts.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication

http://password.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication

http://netstorage.uct.ac.za

Basic functionality, authentication, file upload, file download and browsing network drives using Safari 13.0

http://lists.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication

https://www.ezproxy.uct.ac.za

Functionality/Authentication

https://vula.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication (note: Lecture recordings)

https://sapprd.uct.ac.za/sap/bc/nwbc/ess

Functionality / Authentication

https://sapfiori.uct.ac.za/

Functionality / Authentication

https://thirdparty.uct.ac.za/

Functionality / Authentication

https://ictsdownloads.uct.ac.za/

Functionality / Authentication

http://outlook.office365.com

Functionality / Authentication

http://whitepages.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication

https://mpsportal.uct.ac.za/app

Functionality / Authentication