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macOS Big Sur (v.11) at Stanford

Obtaining macOS Big Sur at Stanford

macOS Big Sur (version 11) is now available. As with previous releases the software will be available for download at the Mac App Store. The update to macOS Big Sur is free.

This section will be updated frequently, so please check back often in the first few weeks following macOS Big Sur's release. See the RoaringApps site for a complete list of application compatibility.

Warnings

Oracle Financials compatibility: Users will get a “Java Application not supported” error while opening any Oracle Form. Learn more about browser recommendations.

Application compatibility: 32-bit software will not run on macOS Big Sur. For example, older software such as Adobe CS6 will not run.

Code42 CrashPlan backups: CrashPlan will not back up most of your files (including documents, your desktop, downloads, and many other files) unless you update your macOS privacy settings to allow Full Disk Access.  Learn what is impacted and how to update your macOS privacy settings to allow a full backup. This issue is due to Apple's new privacy settings in macOS.

Software compatibility

App Name Version Notarized? Big Sur Compatibility Remarks
AuriStorFS and AFS at Stanford N/A Yes Not Compatible Update coming soon.
BigFix Client 10 Yes Compatible  
Box Sync 4.0.8009  Yes Compatible
 
Box Drive 2.17.176 Yes Compatible  
Cardinal Key N/A N/A Compatible  
Cardinal Print N/A N/A Not Compatible Update coming soon.
CrashPlan 8.2.2.26 No Compatible CrashPlan will not back up most of your files (including documents, your desktop, downloads, and many other files) unless you update your macOS privacy settings to allow Full Disk Access. Learn what is impacted and how to update your macOS privacy settings to allow a full backup. This issue is due to Apple's new privacy settings in macOS Big Sur.
CrowdStrike 6.X Yes Compatible If installed on macOS Catalina, CrowdStrike will update automatically for Big Sur. Installer under development for Big Sur: https://uit.stanford.edu/service/edr/mac visit #iso-crowdstrike in Slack for the latest.
Device Enrollment 3.4.8.4 Yes Compatible  
Fetch 5.8.1 No Compatible  
Google Shared Drives (Google Drive File Stream) 42.0.12.0 Yes Compatible  
Jabber 12.8.2 No Compatible  
Microsoft Office 16.28.19081202 Yes Compatible  
Slack 4.0.2 Yes Compatible  
Stanford Anti-Malware (ESET) 6.7.876.0 No Not Compatible ESET expires Dec 5th, 2020, install CrowdStrike here: http://antimalware.stanford.edu/
 
Stanford Desktop Tools 3.2.8 No Compatible No longer under development.
Stanford Network Registration Tool (SNRT) 5 Yes Compatible  
Stanford Software Removal Tool N/A No N/A  
SWDE (Stanford Whole Disk Encryption) 3.4.8.4 Yes Compatible  
VLRE (Very Light Reporting Engine) 2.2.0.1 Yes Compatible  
VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) 4.9.05042 Yes Compatible  
Zoom Client for Meetings 5.3.2 No Compatible  

 

Last modified January 22, 2021