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Directions on how how to use Microsoft Software Center

What is Software Center?

Software Center is part of Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which allows IT to deliver, manage, support
and update applications and services across campus. SCCM is included in Microsoft System Center 2012.


To Find the Software Center (Windows 10)

  • Click in the Search Bar or Start menu
  • Type Software Center and select the desktop app

Installing Software

The Applications tab shows software that has not already been installed on your computer, but is available for you to install.

1. Click the application in the list to see an overview of that software, including its description, version and if a restart is required.

2. Click Install to begin the installation process..  You can monitor the installation process on this tab or from the Installation status tab. NOTE: Once the installation has begun, it will need to runs its course. If you decide you do not want the application, you will need to uninstall later.

3. After installation, follow instructions as to whether you need to restart your computer.

4. If the installation fails through Software Center, please reboot your computer and try this process again.

NOTE: If you have multiple applications to install, you will need to repeat the process for each title.

Software Center
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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