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Managed software centre

Get quick access to software and updates

CDA's Managed Software system for Macs allows us to deliver many common application updates to you automatically, as well as offer software that can be installed without needing to contact the help desk and request administrative rights.

You may find it already in your dock or in your Applications folder:

Managed Software Centre in Dock

It's designed to look and feel like Apple's own App Store app, so it should feel familiar. The main window will look something like this:

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Some of the commonly-requested software available is in the list below. If you have Managed Software Centre on the computer with which you're viewing this page, you may jump to some of these items directly from this page:

  • Adobe software
  • Cisco VPN
  • Dropbox
  • Fine Arts DPrint printers
  • Google Chrome
  • OS X Upgrades (Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan)
  • Skype

You can browse via the main page, the "Categories" tab along the top row of the application, the links on the right-hand side or do a search via the search field in the upper-righthand corner.

When you've found what you're looking for, you can just click the "Install" button near an application's icon or on its detail page:

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After a short delay the package will either install automatically or you'll be notified that it has additional updates to be installed, within the Updates tab:

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Many of the items installed in Managed Software Centre can be removed as easily as they're installed. In the "My Items" tab along the top of the window, you'll see the list of applications managed by Managed Software Centre. Clicking the "Remove" button will begin the removal process, which may also remove other additional configuration or updates that were installed for that application:

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