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macOS 10.12 Sierra: Tested

Apple has released macOS 10.12 Sierra, the latest version of their operating system (OS). ICTS has completed conducting product suitability testing to ensure that the new OS does not conflict with existing software already in use on campus. You can now install OS X 10.12 Sierra on your machines.

 

Technical requirements macOS10.12 Sierra

Mac computers introduced in late 2009 or later can be upgraded to Mac OS X 10.12  Sierra. Therefore necessary to check whether your machine meets these requirements. For more information visit the Upgrade to macOS Sierra website.

 

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

Status

macOS 10.12 Sierra

Installation, functionality

 

 

Applications and Services

Results & Comments

Status

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

Basic functionality

Microsoft Lync 2011

Basic functionality

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Basic functionality

AirDrop

Basic functionality

Continuity

Basic functionality,

Adobe Reader DC

Basic functionality.

SAP 7.40 GUI revision 4

Basic functionality.

Mozilla Firefox 49.0.1

Basic functionality.

Safari 10.0

Basic functionality.

McAfee EndPoint Security 10.2.0

Basic functionality

McAfee EPO Agent

Basic functionality

Oracle Java Runtime Environment: Version 8 Update 101

Basic functionality using Safari 10.0 web browser. For more information refer to the vendor's article.

Parallels Desktop 11

Basic functionality

Parallels Desktop 12

Basic functionality

EndNote X7.5

Basic functionality. For further information refer to the vendor’s article.

Novell iPrint v6.04

Basic functionality

Nashua Equitrac

Basic functionality

EZProxy

Basic functionality

PeopleSoft

Basic functionality

Third Party System

Basic functionality

VPN (Cisco VPN AnyConnect Client)

Basic Functionality

eduroam

Basic Functionality

eduroam CAT

Basic Functionality

CIFS and SMB (Access to the UCT network drives)

Basic functionality

SPSS 24

Basic functionality

Boot Camp

Basic functionality

UCT Apple update server

Basic functionality

Microsoft AutoUpdate

Basic functionality

Remote Desktop

Basic functionality

Nvivo 11

Basic functionality

 

Websites (Testing done using Safari)

 

Status

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 10.0

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)

http://outlook.office365.com

Functionality / Authentication

http://whitepages.uct.ac.za

Functionality / Authentication