Back

Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

Software Support Lifecycle

CALS OIT provides support for operating system (OS) and productivity software that is actively maintained by the vendor. If published by the vendor, CALS OIT's end of support date is informed by the vendor's end of support date.


In alignment with Cornell's Information Security policy 5.10, only computers running actively maintained software may be used on Cornell’s network.


The tables below show CALS OIT’s currently supported OS and productivity software versions.

 

Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Support Lifecycle
Operating System Latest Update or Service Pack CALS OIT Support Status Vendor Release Date End of CALS OIT Support
Windows 10 v1909 v1909 Active (Default)2 11/12/19 5/10/22
Windows 10 v1809 v1809 Containment4 11/13/18 5/11/21
Windows 10 v1709 v1709 Phasing Out5 10/17/17 10/13/20
Windows 10 v1607 and older v1607 EOL6 4/5/17 10/8/19
Windows 10 Spring Feature Update Track* N/A Phasing Out5 N/A N/A
Windows 8.1 8.1 Phasing Out5 10/26/12 TBD
Windows 7 and older SP1 EOL6 10/22/09 1/14/20

* Windows 10 Spring Feature updates (v2004, v1903, v1803, v1703) are not supported by CALS OIT.

Apple macOS

Apple macOS Support Lifecycle
Operating System Latest Update or Service Pack CALS OIT Support Status Vendor Release Date End of CALS OIT Support
Big Sur 11.0 Testing1 Fall 2020 Fall 2023
Catalina 10.15 Active (Default)2 10/7/19 Fall 2022
Mojave 10.14 Containment4 9/24/18 Fall 2021
High Sierra 10.13 Phasing Out5 9/25/17 Fall 2020
Sierra and older 10.12 EOL6 9/20/16 Fall 2019

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu Linux Support Lifecycle
Operating System Latest Update or Service Pack CALS OIT Support Status Vendor Release Date End of CALS OIT Support
Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS Testing1 4/23/20 4/1/25
Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS Active (Default)2 8/26/18 4/1/23
Xenial Xerus 16.04 LTS Containment4 4/21/16 4/1/21
Trusty Tahr and older 14.04 LTS EOL6 4/17/14 4/1/19

Productivity Software

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Support Lifecycle
Software Version Latest Update or Service Pack CALS OIT Support Status Vendor Release Date End of CALS OIT Support
Office 2019 & O365 Pro Plus - Windows, Mac N/A Active (Default)2 9/24/18 10/10/23
Office 2016  - Windows, Mac* N/A Phasing Out5 9/22/15 10/13/20
Office 365 (Online) - Windows, Mac, Linux N/A Active3 9/22/15 N/A
Office 2013 - Windows SP1 EOL6 1/9/13 4/10/18
Office 2011 - Mac SP1 EOL6 12/9/10 10/10/17

* Office 2016 for Windows has extended support from the vendor until 10/14/25.


 

  1. Testing: This software is not yet supported by CALS OIT.
  2. Active (Default): This software is supported by CALS OIT and new computers will be configured with this platform unless otherwise requested.
  3. Active: This software is supported by CALS OIT and will be installed upon request. 
  4. Containment: This software is currently supported by CALS OIT but no new computers will be configured with this platform.
  5. Phasing Out: CALS OIT is actively working to migrate computers away from this software.
  6. EOL: Software will be placed in this status when the vendor no longer provides updates for it. This software is no longer supported by CALS OIT. Computers running EOL operating systems must be isolated from the rest of the depts. network traffic, and cannot connects to the internet.