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Apr
30

Use Software Center to install programs or updates

This article will explain how to use the self service software portal to install and un-install applications on a university Windows machine.

How to access the Software Center

Begin by clicking the Windows search bar and search for Software Center.


After clicking and starting the application, you should be brought into the following screen.


Installing Software

In order to begin installing new software, make sure the Applications tab at the left of the window is selected. This will give you a list of applications available for you to install.


Select the software you would like to install by clicking it. Once you have chosen the software you would like to install, click the Install button.

Once you hit the button the software will begin to install. 


You can verify this and check the installation progress by clicking the Installation Status tab at the left.


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Apr
15

Programming languages: Python and Java VS Code extensions get these new updates

Microsoft has released the March update for its popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code (VS Code), its widely used cross-platform code editor. It’s also released an update for Java on VS Code with support for the IDE extension, SonarLint.   

The most notable change in the Python for VS Code update is a new Microsoft-built Python debugger called debugpy, an implementation of the Debug Adapter Protocol for Python. The tool allows developers to debug script files and modules from the command line, as well as enable debugger logging. 

Until now, VS Code had built-in debugging support for JavaScript, TypeScript, Node.js, and so on, while extensions from the VS Code marketplace enabled support for other languages like Python, Go, C# and C++. 

Microsoft has also made it easier to attach dpbugpy to processes running on the user’s machine. 

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