Software Center (Windows) | Office of Information Technology

How to install software with Software Center

Customers that have a Windows system can take advantage of Software Center to download
and install software managed by OIT.


Software Center is a component of the System Center Configuration Management Suite,
which provides a scalable, efficient way to manage large groups of Windows computers.
It’s feature set allows the Office of Information Technology (OIT) the capability
to preform software distribution in line with industry standards and best practices
to meet the needs of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and Statewide Administration

Verifying that you have Software Center

Software Center is installed on all Windows UA domain computers at UAF and SW. If your computer is not on the UA domain, it will not have Software Center installed.

The Software Center application is located at:

  • Start Menu > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.

You can further confirm operation

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What Is Information Technology? A Beginner’s Guide to the World of IT

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For many people, information technology (IT) is basically synonymous with the guys and gals you call when you need help with a computer issue. While that view of information technology isn’t totally wrong, it drastically understates the scope of this critical career field.

If you’re looking to get a better handle on what information technology is and the many facets of this field, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the digging for you and spoke with IT industry pros to create this helpful beginner’s guide to the field.

What is information technology and what does it encompass?

The most basic information technology definition is that it’s the application of technology to solve business or organizational problems on a broad scale. No matter the role, a member of an IT department works with others to solve technology problems, both big and small.

There are three primary pillars of

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Pictographs Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about pictographs. It is designed to complement the Pictographs topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Help children quantify information in the world around them by teaching them how to read and understand graphs and collect, organize, and display data. This movie will explain how to read and create pictographs. It will also discuss tally charts and tally marks. You may wish to view the Tally Charts and Bar Graphs movie as extension or review.

Review with children that a pictograph is a graph that organizes and shows information using pictures. Display a pictograph and discuss it together or play the movie and pause when a pictograph is on the screen. Point out the title and labels. Explain that the key is a chart that explains what symbols or abbreviations mean. Remind children that a key might show that

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Bullying Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about bullying.  The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Bullying. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning.

Bullying is the act of intentionally harming someone physically, verbally, or psychologically. Bullying is often repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power. Acts of bullying include hitting, pushing, or other unwelcome touching; teasing and name-calling; repeated exclusion of an individual from games and activities; sending threatening or mean-spirited messages (such as texts, chats, voicemails, or e-mails); or spreading of hurtful rumors. Bullying and cyberbullying, or bullying that occurs online, are sensitive issues for many children, educators, and families. We recommend plenty of discussion before and

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Beijing Internet Service Providers, Fees and Relevant Information

Today, Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. We depend on the Internet to update ourselves about current news and rely on the communication platform it offers to get in touch with our near ones. So here is the information about how to access the internet in Beijing, China.

Free WIFI / Hotspot in Beijing

You can easily connect to internet in every Starbucks shop in Beijing. Nowadays, every local coffee shop provides free internet access (Some shops need Password, but you can ask it form frontdesk). Most Mcdonalds and KFC shops don’t provide internet connection ( WIFI / Hotspot ), even in CBD area, well, they claimed that they have free Wireless connect service.

Home Internet Access in Beijing

The ADSL is available in Beijing for foreigners (You can ask your house owner for it, in fact don’t need, you

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Information and communications technology – Wikipedia

Extensional term for information technology

A Concept Map on the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Educational Assessment

Information and communications technology (ICT) is an extensional term for information technology (IT) that stresses the role of unified communications[1] and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals) and computers, as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage and audiovisual, that enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.[2]

The term ICT is also used to refer to the convergence of audiovisual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cabling or link system. There are large economic incentives to merge the telephone network with the computer network system using a single unified system of cabling, signal distribution, and management. ICT is an umbrella term that includes any communication device, encompassing radio, television, cell phones, computer and network hardware, satellite systems and

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Engineering and Design Process Background Information for Teachers, Parents, and Caregivers

This page provides information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about engineering and design process. It is designed to complement the Engineering and Design Process topic page on BrainPOP Jr.

Remind children that engineering is the area of science and technology that explores designing, building, and improving things to solve problems. Explain that engineers often collaborate, or work together, to solve a range of different problems from inventing tools that allow us to gather information about our world to building homes and planning cities, and much more! Lead a discussion about contributions made by the engineering and design community.

Review that engineers follow a process for solving problems. First they find and understand a problem. Invite children to think of a problem. What do people struggle with every day? What do people do or use that can be improved? Encourage children to think of a way to

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Computer Security | FTC Consumer Information

Scammers, hackers and identity thieves are looking to steal your personal information – and your money. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself, like keeping your computer software up-to-date and giving out your personal information only when you have good reason.

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Update Your Software. Keep your software – including your operating system, the web browsers you use to connect to the Internet, and your apps – up to date to protect against the latest threats. Most software can update automatically, so make sure to set yours to do so.

Outdated software is easier for criminals to break into. If you think you have a virus or bad software on your computer, check out how to detect and get rid of malware.

Protect Your Personal Information. Don’t hand it out to just anyone. Your Social Security number, credit card numbers, and bank and utility account numbers can be

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Software & Applications | Information Technology

KU provides free and discounted software to students, faculty and staff in computer labs, on work computers and for use on personal computers.

Analysis & Modeling
Featured: ArcGIS, Autodesk, ChemOffice Ultra, ERDAS Imagine, Maple, MATLAB, SigmaPlot, Stata
Campus Applications
Campus Applications
Featured: DEMIS, Enroll & Pay, FSKU
Featured: KU Anywhere, Skype for Business
Featured: Oracle
Featured: Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Spark, Final Cut Pro X, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
Ofice Tools
Office Tools
Featured: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, Read&Write
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Operating Systems
Featured: Microsoft Windows, Red Hat
Featured: QualtricsAdobe Acrobat XI, ArcGIS, EndNote, ERDAS Imagine, MATLAB
Featured: Sophos Antivirus, Duo Security 
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Statistical Research
Featured: MATLAB, Minitab, SAS, SigmaPlot, SPSS, Stata, Qualtrics
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Teaching & Learning
Featured: Camtasia 2 for Mac
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