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Windows 8.1 Support Status

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17, 2013. Currently, Computing Services is assessing our core software and services for compatibility and future support of the Windows 8.1 operating system update.

At this time, Computing Services does not recommend an upgrade to the Windows 8.1 operating system. We make this recommendation to prevent potential loss in productivity should there be a compatibility issue with essential software or services.

Please check back as we continue to update this page with additional information.

Software and Services Evaluated

Application Compatible Notes
Cyrus Email & Calendar
Andrew Webmail Yes  
Outlook 2010 Yes  
Outlook 2013 Yes  
Exchange Email & Calendar
Outlook 2010


Outlook 2013 Yes  
OWA Yes  
Network Connections
AnyConnect Yes  
DFS Access Yes  
VMWare (Virtual Andrew) Yes  
Wired Yes  
Wireless Yes  
Secure Wireless Yes  
VMWare Fusion Yes  
Identity Finder Pending  
Shibboleth (WebLogin) Yes  
Symantec AntiVirus Pending  
Web Browsers/Applications
CMS Yes  
Citrix (MyApps) Yes  
Andrew Printing Yes  
Enterprise Applications
HRIS Yes  Supported through Tectia
Oracle Financials R12 Yes  Supported through Citrix
Classroom Technology
iClicker Yes
Classroom lectern display Yes  
Video Conference Content display Yes  
Online Course Tools
Blackboard Yes  
OLI Yes  

Questions or Comments

Visit Lynda for Windows 8.1 essential training and more. Take advantage of the many training titles available to you free of charge.

Please direct any questions or comments to the Computing Services Help Center (412-268-HELP or or to your departmental administrator or DSP consultant.

Last Update: 02/27/14