Windows 8 Enterprise: Tested

In October 2012, Microsoft released the latest version of their operating system (OS), Windows 8.

ICTS conducted product suitability testing and the OS was considered unsuitable for release to the UCT campus environment.

 

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

Operating System

What was tested

Results & Comments

Responsible Department

Status

Windows 8 Enterprise

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality.

ICTS

Windows Store Apps

Accessibility

Windows App store is accessible. ICTS cannot, however, test whether all applications install and connect successfully.

ICTS

 

 

Compatible Windows 8 software

Applications and Services

What was tested

Results & Comments

Responsible Department

Status

Win 8: 64-bit

Microsoft Office/Applications

Microsoft Office 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Access 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Excel 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Outlook 2010

Installation

Tested and approved

ICTS

PowerPoint 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Project 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Visio 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Word 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Lync 2010

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Microsoft Office 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Access 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Excel 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Outlook 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

PowerPoint 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Visio 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Word 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Lync 2013

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

ICTS

Network Applications

Novell Client 2 SP3

Installation and configuration.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

GroupWise Messenger

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

GroupWise 8 Client

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

iPrint

Installation and functionality.

Tested and approved

NOTE:
A few print drivers are available for Windows 8 but ICTS will only support printers as and when drivers become available from the various manufacturers.

ICTS

iManager

Functionality

Basic functionality

ICTS

NetStorage

Functionality

Basic functionality

ICTS

ZENworks

Installation and functionality.

Testing in progress

ICTS

Antivirus

McAfee ePO Agent

Functionality

Basic functionality, installation and updating.

ICTS

McAfee VirusScan 8.8

Installation and functionality.

Basic functionality, installation and updating.

ICTS

Other Applications

Acrobat 10

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Adobe Flash Player

Functionality

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Free Download Manager 3.9.2

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

FrontRange IVR

Installation, configuration and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Genstat

Installation and functionality.

Testing in progress.

ICTS

Java Player

Functionality

Version 7, update 11.

Java does not run from the Start Screen. For more information refer to the vendor's article.

ICTS

HEAT

Installation and functionality.

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

HEAT FLS

Functionality

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

HEAT Self-Service

Functionality

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Media Player

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Mozilla FireFox 16.0.1

Functionality

Installation and basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Marks Processing add-in (Excel)

Installation and basic functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

VPN (AnyConnect & WebVPN)

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

RefWorks

Functionality

Testing in progress

ICTS

RightFax Client 10

Installation and functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

SAP Client 7.30

Installation, connection and basic functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Functionality

Tested

Systems Division (ICTS)

SPSS 21

Installation

Not yet tested.

ICTS

Statistica

Installation

Not yet tested.

ICTS

Syllabus Plus Enterprise

Installation and functionality.

Not supported by Vendor.

ICTS

Windows Remote Desktop

Installation and functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

BitKinex 3.2

Installation and functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

7 Zip

Installation and functionality.

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Wireless Networking (eduroam)

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

 

 

 

 

Websites
(Testing donne usig IE 10)

 What was tested

Results & Comments

Responsible Department

Status

Win 8: 64-bit

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

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://password.uct.ac.za

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://netstorage.uct.ac.za

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://lists.uct.ac.za

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

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

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://vula.uct.ac.za

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://blogs.uct.ac.za

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://www.uct.ac.za

Functionality

Basic functionality and authentication.

ICTS

Third Party Online Help

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/
sapweb/help/fsg/uctfs.htm

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/
sapweb/help/hrm/ucthrm.htm

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/
sapweb/help/gi/uctgi.htm

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

 

 

 

 

Web Service

What was tested

Results & Comments

Responsible Department

Status

Win 8: 64-bit

GroupWise WebAccess

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Novell iManager

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

RightFax Web Client

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

WebNow

Functionality

Upgrade pending.

ICTS

ImageNow

Functionality

Upgrade pending

ICTS

UCT WSUS

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Syllabus Plus
 

Functionality

Not supported by vendor.

ICTS

RMS

Functionality

Awaiting vendor feedback.

ICTS

EZProxy

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

PeopleSoft

Functionality

Not certified for Windows 8. Awaiting vendor feedback.

ICTS

Microsoft Outlook WebAccess

Functionality/Authentication

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Third Party System

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

http://www.icts.uct.ac.za/images/note.gif
The Bulk Upload feature is not compatible with csv files created in Excel 2010.

ICTS

Video Conferencing (EVO, Access Grid, and Adobe Connect

Functionality

Not yet tested.

ICTS (EVO, Access Grid) and CET (Adobe Connect)

ICTS Stock System

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Rampage

Functionality

Testing in progress.

ICTS

White Pages

Functionality

Tested and approved

ICTS

Business Connect

Functionality

Not functional

ICTS

 

 

 

 

Management and Monitoring tools

What was tested

Results & Comments

Responsible Department

Status

Win 8: 64-bit

Service Management Dashboard

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Cisco LMS

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Wireless Controller System (WCS)

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

Men&Mice

Functionality

Basic functionality tested.

ICTS

IPCM (Admin and Web Stats)

Functionality

Testing in progress

ICTS