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Mac OS X El Capitan: Potential Incompatibilities with Software and Sheridan Services

Mac OS X El Capitan[updated Oct. 26, 2015] If you are a Sheridan student using a Mac for course work, or a Sheridan staff member using a Mac for your day-to-day work, it is NOT recommended that you upgrade to Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) at this time—you may experience bugs in the OS, incompatibilities with some of your software, and potentially, Sheridan services that you are currently using.

Known Issues

To date there have been reports from users who have experienced issues with applications such as Avid Pro Tools, Avid Media Composer and Adobe After Effects. If you rely on any of these applications, do not upgrade to El Capitan.

* the OS X 10.11.1 update that was released on October 21 addresses the issues with Microsoft Office

Additional Information and Resources

For more information about the compatibility of specific applications with OS X El Capitan we suggest you check out the software publishers’ websites and/or Apple’s support pages for any news or updates.

You may also want to check out RoaringApps — an online resource for Mac users that features a compatibility database of software and various Mac OS versions, including El Capitan.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT help desk at ext. 2150 or send email to