Information on compatibility of macOS 11 Big Sur and ELEMENTS Software

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macOS 11 Big Sur is finally here. Version 11 of Apple’s operating system for Mac was released on November 12th. We want you to know what to expect when working with Big Sur and ELEMENTS. 

ELEMENTS is working on support for macOS 11 Big Sur and the new upcoming Apple M1-powered Macs for the last months. 

Intel-based Hardware with macOS 11 Big Sur

ELEMENTS Client:
Yes, the ELEMENTS Client is compatible from release version 3.0 onwards. 

ELEMENTS “AVID bin locking feature”:
As AVID is not yet supporting their software to Big Sur so far, the Bin locking feature is not compatible with macOS Big Sur on Intel-based Macs for the moment.  
Nevertheless, we are continuously developing on this compatibility as far as possible to have a compatible version close to a possible AVID Software compatible release date. 
You can subscribe here to the AVID support article related to the new macOS release to get updates from AVID regarding their compatibility. 

Apple M1-powered Macs with macOS 11 Big Sur

The Apple M1-powered Macs are currently partially supported. 

ELEMENTS Client:
Mounting workspaces via the ELEMENTS Client works as usual on Apple M1-powered Macs. We are developing and testing all functions of the Client, but are in some cases waiting for an as of yet unreleased compatible and supported version of the underlying coding components. 

ELEMENTS “AVID bin locking feature”:
As AVID is not yet supporting their software to Big Sur on Apple M1-powered Macs, the Bin locking feature is not compatible with macOS Big Sur on Apple Silicon for the moment.  
Nevertheless, we are continuously developing on this compatibility as far as possible to have a compatible version close to a possible AVID Software compatible release date. 
You can subscribe here to the AVID support article related to the new macOS release to get updates from AVID regarding their compatibility. 

Summary

We hope this little overview helps you to make decisions regarding upgrading your systems to macOS 11 Big Sur. Our general approach is to not rush operating system update on a production environment since most software has dependencies to many operating system internals. Especially in the case of mac OS 11 Big Sur, Apple has made a lot of changes, which means a conservative update strategy is recommended. 

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