macOS users at workplaces

Dolby / Eng ddplus
Nov 1, 2018 9 Comments

For those who use managed macOS based systems at work, do you guys get to work on latest OS always? Apple keeps releasing the latest and greatest OS every year but due to complications, compatibility and other things our IT dept doesn’t allow or doesn’t provide the new OS upgrades to employees immediately( mostly takes a year for IT to fully support that year’s OS)

I just feel bad that I don’t get to use their latest OS on the greatest hardware.

By looking at the majority of macOS users, who are corporate employees; what benefit does Apple get by releasing it every year?

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  • Intuit M9nh7e
    We can usually upgrade unless an explicit reason is given (eg some company-wide bloatware they put on all machines) doesn’t support it.
    Nov 1, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt
      TheOracle

      New Mgmt

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      ...not that Oracle.
      TheOraclemore
      Same here
      Nov 1, 2018
  • New DuQvV7x
    Why is the enterprise tied to the OS version. Especially since these upgrades are largely incremental.

    I think this is just complacency tied to the multi-year gaps between Windows releases
    Nov 2, 2018 1
    • New / Other
      Tzal02

      New Other

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      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Tzal02more
      Windows upgrade ptsd
      Nov 4, 2018
  • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
    I would posit your IT + devops need more Linux and app-stack training. OS upgrades should not be that debilitating.
    Nov 1, 2018 0
  • New / Other
    Tzal02

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Tzal02more
    I would sneak them in.
    Nov 1, 2018 3
    • Dolby / Eng ddplus
      OP
      Tried it but no luck.. can’t upgrade it.
      Nov 1, 2018
    • New / Other
      Tzal02

      New Other

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      Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Tzal02more
      Is it stuck on an MDM & no local admin creds?
      Nov 4, 2018
    • Dolby / Eng ddplus
      OP
      When I tried to update I see the message that it is blocked by IT.
      Nov 5, 2018