Apple’s new macOS Catalina 10.15
Apple’s newest OS, macOS Catalina (v10.15), will be released sometime in October 2019. Please DO NOT UPGRADE to this version. CATS and ITS will need time to thoroughly test this new OS. 

Based on trials with beta versions and associated release notes from Apple, Catalina is currently incompatible with some of the College’s systems. Drastic changes to printing, enhanced end user security and the blocking of older 32-bit apps from running (e.g., Kaleidagraph) are just a few of issues that need to be resolved. 

Once Apple releases Catalina you will be prompted to update. Please ignore the request. Click Details and then quit the App Store app.

Follow up messages and tips for upgrading will be sent out when Catalina is deemed compatible for use on campus.


Self-scheduled Exam Printing
Instructions for Faculty: https://sophia.smith.edu/edtech/documentation/set-up-an-pdf-for-students-to-print-without-downloading/

Instructions for Students: https://sophia.smith.edu/edtech/documentation/print-an-exam-from-the-direct-to-queue-application/


Off-Campus VPN Access
End users will need to upgrade the VPN client to the latest version to enable off campus access. VPN client available on the Smith Software page or through the Self Service App.


PaperCut Printing
To self-manage your printing (kill or prerelease a print job) login to the PaperCut portal: https://print.smith.edu:9192/user

Please see the CATS Printing page for more details about printing.