Mac OS Update - Sonoma

Apple released its operating system (macOS Sonoma) for Apple computers this fall.  ITS has reviewed this operating system and is recommending that users upgrade. 

As always, please back-up all important data prior to upgrading and check for specific application compatibility

If your Mac is not compatible with Sonoma macOS (does not show as an option in Software Update) please upgrade to the latest macOS your system is compatible with.

For best security ITS recommends updating to the latest OS your device is compatible with.

SPSS users: Current SPSS versions are not compatible, use Apporto for SPSS. 

Sonoma Note for users:

For some apps you may see a Notifications popup with a crosshatch (prohibitory symbol)  through the icon. This is a known issue and is generally cosmetic. Notifications for the app should still work as expected (they do for all the default apps we install).  




SPSS 27,28, & 29


Adobe CC/DC


*May have some minor issues. Click here for details . All older versions will need to be upgraded to 2022

Global Protect (VPN)


Will work

Pulse Secure (VPN)


Will work

Networked University Printers


All networked Canons will work. Some networked HP’s may have issues.

Personal Printers and Third party user installed applications

Check with Manufacturer

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ITS Help Desk Hours of Operation

Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Rm 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for Assistance.

Contact the ITS Help Desk in the Library Room 230 or at (203) 254-4069 for assistance.