University Endpoint Management Service (UEMS) Operating System Support Lifecycle

 

Operating System

Version

DS Support Status

Vendor Release Date (M/D/Y)

Vendor EOL date (M/D/Y)

Start of DS Support date
(M/D/Y)

End of DS Support date
(M/D/Y)

WINDOWS

workstation

Windows 10

21H2

Pending

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Windows 10

20H2

Active & Default

10/20/2020

05/09/2023

~ Jan 2021

05/09/2023

Windows 10

1909

Active

11/12/2019

05/10/2022

~ 2020

05/10/2022

Windows 10

< = 1903

EOL

05/21/2019

12/08/2020

 

 

Windows 8

Windows 7

 

EOL

 

 

 

 

macOS

Monterey

12.x

Pending

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

Big Sur

11.x

Active & Default

Nov 2020

~ 2023

April 2021

~ Nov 2023

Catalina

10.15

Active

10/07/2019

~ 2022

 

~Nov 2022

Mojave

10.14

Phasing Out

09/24/2018

~ 2021

 

~Nov 2021

High Sierra

< = 10.13

EOL

09/25/2017

December 2020

 

 

 

9 July 2021

*DS Support Status

 

Pending

This version is not yet supported by Desktop Services due to software availability and/or pending compatibility testing with UBC standard services.

Active & Default

This version is supported by Desktop Services. It will be the default version for newly acquired/built machine or OS upgrade.

Active

This version is supported by Desktop Services.

Note: Recommended for older macOS that has hardware compatibility limitation to upgrade to DS supported latest macOS version.

Phasing Out

This phase typically will start about 6 months before vendor EOL. Starting this time DS support is actively working to upgrade this outgoing OS to current Active & Default version.

Note: Apple historically never published official EOL dates but typically provides security updates for the current release of macOS as well as the previous two releases. 

End of Life (EOL)

This version is no longer fully supported by Desktop Services (DS). Software support will be dropped from any asset running this version. Other levels of support may be dropped as circumstances warrant. A variant from CIO office is required in order to maintain an asset running this version past the End of DS Support date and Desktop Services is not responsible for the wellbeing of the device.

 

 

References:

·        UBC Information Security Standard – #M5

https://cio.ubc.ca/information-security/policy-standards-resources

·        UBC Security Policy – SC14

https://universitycounsel-2015.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2019/08/Informatio...