Apple has recently released their newest operating system, Big Sur. We would like to caution our users to be careful before installing this upgrade, see MacOS Big Sur compatibility: Find out if your device will work with the new OS. These are the questions you need to ask yourself before leaping:
Is your computer compatible?
Are all your peripheral devices compatible?
Is all your installed software compatible?
Do you have the installers for that software, if you need to reinstall?
IT recommends not upgrading at this time. Note all 32-bit applications are not compatible with Big Sur. Additionally both Sophos version 9.9.7 and Spirion are both not compatible at this time. There are also some known issues with some Adobe products.
If you do upgrade make sure to backup your computer before installing.
Feel free to reach out to IT if you have any questions. You can contact our support staff by: