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New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted February 2, 2017 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Updates Security

Managed Software Center Available for College-Owned Macs

Effective date: February 13, 2017

On February 13, we will deploy the Managed Software Center to all College-owned Macs. Mac users will now be able to install and update software from a trusted location without needing to contact a service technician.

Key Features and Benefits

Managed Software Center apps are tested and approved for use on College Macs.

The Managed Software Center allows those with College-owned Macs to:

  • Run software installations from a trusted location
  • Remove old software
  • Update apps

The Managed Software Center will promote security and stability by helping keep software up-to-date.

Impact on College Community

  • You must restart your computer after February 13 to finish installing Managed Software Center. No action other than restarting is required.
  • Managed Software Center will remind you about new updates every 14 days.
  • This will not affect lab computers or public kiosks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Academic and Institutional Technology at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).