Fall Feature Updates!

Posted by Howard Carlin on 11/7/2022 8:00:00 AM

Good Morning,

Fall is the time of year when most software companies release their "next big thing" and this year has not been the exception. Microsoft, Apple, and Google have released their respective Fall Operating System (OS) Updates and Forney ISD IT is happy to announce that by the end of the week, all of these updates will be available for supported devices. For more information about specific updates, continue reading.

Windows 10 22H2

Arguably the strangest name of the bunch, Microsoft's update to Windows 10 doesn't bring much in the way of immediate change. Microsoft is making their big feature pushes in Windows 11 (not yet available in FISD) and Windows 10 22H2 is likely to be the first of many updates that prep systems for that impending upgrade. What it lacks in splash it makes up for in bugfixes and improvements to software stability. This update will be pushed to all managed devices on Wednesday, November 9th.

macOS 13 Ventura

Apple has released their next version of macOS and, in addition to the fresh coat of paint that comes with each new macOS version, it includes a lot of under-the-hood changes to the operating system and applications. A full list of changes is available from Apple's website. This update will be pushed to all managed devices on Wednesday, November 9th.

iOS 16

Apple's operating system update was delayed for a lot of devices as they worked on some last minute features, but iOS version 16.1 was finally released for all managed devices on October 28th. As a reminder, iOS updates do require user confirmation before the update begins, so keep an eye out for the red notification dot on your settings app and be sure to complete the update.

chromeOS 107

Google handles their major Chrome updates a little differently from most other software companies. They don't wait to bundle all of their updates into a once-per-year update. Every month, a new version of Chrome is released and it comes with any new features and improvements that Google is ready to release at that time. This means we get access to new features as soon as they're ready, but sometimes it leads to new features being overlooked or missed as part of regular updates. To help, Google posts periodic round-ups of "What's new in chromeOS" on their website and in the Explore app on devices. ChromeOS 107 was released for all devices on Friday, October 28th.

If you have any issues or questions regarding OS updates on your device, please submit a Help Desk request.