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Mac OS X Yosemite: Potential Incompatibilities with Software and Sheridan Services

OSX Yosemite[Oct. 22, 2014] 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 10.10 (Yosemite) 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.

* Core services such as network printing, accessing shared drives, wireless connectivity, and email have been proven to work, but Yosemite has not been fully tested within Sheridan’s technology infrastructure.

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 (CS6). If you rely on any of these applications, do not upgrade to Yosemite.

It’s also important to note that along with recent release of Yosemite, Apple has updated its iWork suite of software (Pages, Numbers, Keynote). Any documents created (or converted) with these updated software applications will be incompatible with the versions of the iWork applications currently installed on the iMacs in Sheridan’s Learning Commons locations.

Additional Information and Resources

For more information about the compatibility of specific applications with OS X Yosemite 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 Yosemite.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IT Service Desk at or call ext. 2150.