UC Merced Mac users: OIT recommends that you DO NOT upgrade to OS 11.0.1 Big Sur at this time!!
Apple has announced the release of Big Sur for Thursday November 12, 2020. OIT recommends holding off on the upgrade until we provide further guidance.
Specifically, we are aware of a compatibility issue with:
- GlobalProtect (UC Merced VPN) - New version released. Launching GlobalProtect VPN will prompt an upgrade to a compatible version.
- Sophos (UC Merced anti-virus application) - 12/1/20 Update. We will be posting instructions this week for a new anti-virus application. Please check this site in a couple of days.
There may be other issues we are not yet aware of. We recommend that you wait to give us time to gather more information and for the vendors in question to address issues related to the OS change.
- macOS Big Sur 11.0 – Release Page