Software

Software information and reviews for the Penn community, including Penn's Supported Products.

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

This is the current version of ISC's list of supported and recommended computing software that is widely compatible and in broad use across the University. It was substantially revised for the turn of Penn's fiscal year on July 1, 2015.

The...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

On September 17, 2014 Apple released iOS 8, a significantly updated and refined version of its mobile operating system. iOS 8 is compatible with the following: iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th-generation) and later, though it...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

OS X Yosemite (10.10), formally announced on June 2, 2014, is the ninth significant update to OS X, Apple's desktop operating system. The golden master release became available on October 16th from the Mac App Store. Information Systems &...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, Microsoft released "Windows 8.1 Update", the second significant update for Windows 8 since its release in October 2012.

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) and other groups across campus have tested Windows 8.1 Update...

Posted on: March 18, 2014
Background

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. After that date, Microsoft will not release any security, reliability, or compatibility updates or patches for Windows XP, nor will they provide support to solve issues...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

On March 10, 2014, Apple released iOS 7.1, the first major update to iOS since the release of iOS 7 last September. This update includes multiple improvements and bug fixes and is available for all iOS 7-compatible devices (iPhone 4 and newer, iPad 2...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

This page contains known issues with Windows 8 and identifies workarounds when they have been identified.

Posted on: March 7, 2014

This list comprises the University's recommendations for mobile apps that are generally class-leading and/or in wide use at Penn, or support a specific Penn service. If there are any categories or apps that you believe to be useful to the broader Penn...

Posted on: February 6, 2014

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will not release any reliability, or compatibility updates or patches for Windows XP nor will they provide support to solve issues with this twelve-year-old...

Posted on: October 7, 2013

OS X 10.9 Mavericks, formally announced on June 10, 2013, is the ninth significant update to OS X, Apple's desktop operating system. It became available exclusively from the Mac App Store on October 22, 2013. Information Systems & Computing (ISC)...