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Windows 8 Enterprise at UW
Microsoft officially released its latest operating system, Windows 8, on Friday, Oct. 26th, 2012. Computer manufacturers may ship new computers with Windows 8 installed. While Windows 8 may have some advantages over older Windows operating systems we are asking users to wait before upgrading to 8.
These pages will provide UW customers with information about the current state of Information Technology’s evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise.
We invite readers to review the links below to understand IT’s position regarding Windows 8 Enterprise. Because the latest operating system cannot be fully supported at UW at this time, IT will continue to install and support Windows 7.
It is expected that new releases of various software applications will be required before IT can support 8 on university computers. In addition, departmentally-supported software will need to be evaluated for its compatibility and functionality with 8. Some software vendors do not yet support their software running on Windows 8.
Moving the University community and University systems to the Windows 8 platform will require changes. Testing of anti-virus, VPN, Adobe, Office, firewall, statistical and other administrative applications will take place before full support can be considered. New releases of various software applications may be required before IT can support 8 on University computers.
We already know that UW’s current version of Microsoft Forefront Client Security antivirus software isn’t supported on Windows 8. IT will upgrade the antivirus to Forefront Endpoint Protection by the Fall of 2013.
UW licensed software compatibility chart
|Microsoft Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|Office 2010 Suites||YES|
|Office Enterprise 2007||YES|
|Office 2003 Professional||NO|
|Office 2000 Professional||NO|
|Office XP 2002 Professional||NO|
|Office Sharepoint Workspace 2010||YES|
|Office Sharepoint Designer 2007||YES|
|Office Communicator 2007 R2||YES|
|Expression Web v. 1-4||YES|
|Adobe Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro X||YES|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro 9||YES|
|Adobe Acrobat Standard 9||YES|
|Adobe CS5 Design Std/Prem||YES|
|Adobe CS4 Design Std/Prem||YES|
|Photoshop Elements v. 7-11||YES|
|GoLive CS2||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Adobe Flash Player 9-10||YES|
|Adobe Reader 9-10||YES|
|Antivirus Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|Forefront Client Security||NO|
|Connectivity Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|Juniper Network Connect/VPN v. 6-7||PARTIAL|
|Statistical Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|Administrative Software||Compatible with Windows 8|
|WyoWeb portal||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Self Service Banner (through WyoWeb)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Internet Native Banner||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Resource25||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Oracle 9i client||YES|
|Oracle 10g client||YES|
|Oracle 11g client||YES|
|PeopleSoft Financials (web-based)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|PeopleSoft Financials (2-tier)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|PCS (internal project tracking system)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|PeopleSoft HRMS (web-based)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|PeopleSoft HRMS (2-tier)||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Visualab||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Discoverer||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Advance||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|TouchFit||Info Coming Soon/NO|
|Two-Factor Authentication||Info Coming Soon/NO|
Please reference the Web site linked below for up-to-date information on additional software compatibility.
All university owned computers will be eligible to upgrade to Windows 8 at no additional cost under the Microsoft Campus Agreement after it is fully supported.
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