How do I install software on an MSU Denver Windows computer using Company Portal?


This article will guide you to install applications using the Company Portal. This is the cloud version of Software Center, for more information, please see What is Self Service / Software Center / Company Portal? The most common use for Company Portal currently, is for installing Microsoft Store applications. To request an app of this type, submit a Software Requests for Employees.

Before you begin...

  • Ensure you are using a Windows computer: this article only applies to Windows users. Mac users refer to the article above for Self Service information.
  • Ensure your computer is cloud managed: at the time of writing, not all Windows computers are cloud managed with the Company Portal. To check, look for the Company Portal app in your Start menu.
  • Ensure you are the primary user of the computer: you cannot install software on a computer unless you are the primary user of your machine. If you are not the primary user, the Company Portal will display a message that says "This device is already assigned to someone else in your organization." In general, if you are a full-time faculty or staff member, and you are using your assigned machine, you will be the primary user of that machine. Machines in computer labs are always shared use and have no primary user.


  1. Open the Company Portal from the Start menu.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  2. Click Apps in the left-hand navigation menu.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  3. Here you will find all the applications available to you.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  4. To search for an app, use the search bar.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  5. To install an app, click on it's icon and click Install.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)
  6. The install progress will show on the app's page as well as the Downloads & Updates page in the menu.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)


The app you selected will be installed.


If you encounter issues in this process, try installing the application again, reboot your computer and contact the ITS Service Desk at (303) 352-7548 or report an issue with the Software Issues & Errors incident form.


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