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  1. Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

    Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

    Currently the icons are all a default icon, which can be confusing for end users if there are multiple deployed to a workstation.

    420 votes
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      Noted  ·  27 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

      The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

      280 votes
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      • Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

        New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

        145 votes
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          Noted  ·  11 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Software Center "Sort by" default view

          Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

          122 votes
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          • Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

            After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

            There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

            90 votes
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              Noted  ·  6 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 65 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Noted  ·  sangeev responded

                Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

              • Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

                The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

                55 votes
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                  13 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Software Center: Add Ability to Launch the Application

                  Would like to have the ability for the end user to not just install an available deployment, but also launch it there. The way I envision this happening is once the user has installed an available deployment, the "Install" button would change to a "Launch" button, and the Uninstall button would be perhaps a separate button, etc., or perhaps even the icon of the application could be used to launch it and the Install/Uninstall behavior could remain the same.

                  The benefit of this would be (1) if you removed the start menu or other entry points to the application and…

                  42 votes
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                  • Stronger user notification when software installs are pending

                    On the lock screen - create a message that says: you have software ready to install in XX days (or by xx date, yy time) - when software is available and waiting for the install deadline. This way it is visible to users as they come back from lunch or meeting or bio.
                    Even better if you can make the screen change color (GAR) as the date gets closer ...

                    41 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Task Sequence Property - Software Center class

                      Task Sequence Property - Software Center class
                      Currently, Task Sequences only show up under OS Deployments list. There are many people who utilize task sequences for application based deployments and setups on systems out there. For it to only show here on the new Software Center makes it confusing for end users.

                      Solution: Dropdown menu on Task Sequence properties to tag it for either the OS Deployments or Application categories on software center. This way, it can easily be controlled where it needs to show up.

                      40 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Software Center: Provide a console setting to remove the "Application Catalog" link from Software Center

                        Admins should be able to disable or remove the link to Application Catalog, from an end user viewpoint, we are not using the App Catalog, just Software Center. Since we’re using a 3rd party Shopping instance as well, it would be good to have a configurable option to hide Application Catalogue.

                        32 votes
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                        • Add filter for Available applications in Software Center

                          The Applications tab in Software Center has filters for 'All' and 'Required' applications. Can one for 'Available' applications be added, too?

                          27 votes
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                          • Software Center - Show policy version

                            It would be quite useful if Software Center under Options and perhaps next to the Sync Policy button, if you'd have information about what policy version is currently applied. When clicking on the Sync Policy button and a newer policy version is applied, the version would change indicating that the latest policy is applied. Naturally, it would be great if both user and machine policy versions where shown. See attached image for a (quite bad) mock-up.

                            25 votes
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                            • Allow customizable Software Center notifications for upgrade task sequences

                              For Windows servicing and in-place upgrade task sequences, grant the ability to customize all fields of the popup. With 1610 custom messaging was added, but it only applies to one field. Suggestions are as follows:
                              For the first one:
                              • Messaging is unclear as it says "Critical software maintenance must be completed on your computer after…" when in fact it needs to be done before or by the date highlighted.
                              • We were originally going to recommend rephrasing that but instead would ask to make all fields customizable inside of SCCM to tailor messaging to the organization's end users. This…

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi. Thanks for the feedback.

                                Can you tell me which version of Configuration Manager you are using, please? Also, are you using ‘New Software Center’ or ‘Old Software Center’? You can check that setting with Client Settings, Computer Agent – ‘Use new Software Center’ =Yes/No

                                The changes we made for customizing the user notification strings were made for New Software Center – more details here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/osd/deploy-use/manage-task-sequences-to-automate-tasks

                                There’s also changes made to the Task Sequence Properties, General Tab. The estimated download size is used editable to show a size in MB, the run time can also be set and there’s a checkbox to explicitly state restart required in case the task sequence does not have a Restart step but say a Run Command Line action or Application install that will force a restart.

                                RE: You comments for Critical software maintenance must be completed on your computer after… I’ll follow up that…

                              • Opening View and information

                                The Default view for Software Center is no longer beneficial to the end user. Tile view gives no information on the various applications. Would prefer these 2 changes:
                                1. Default to List view. This way they can at least see the status of the packages advertised.
                                2. Have the Filter have the ability to hide already installed packages (have filters for the various statuses). If I wanted to see that info, I would go to the Install Status page (which I might add, defaults to List view)

                                20 votes
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                                • Folder Structure in Software Center

                                  It would be great if we could create folder structure in Software Center and place different applications in different folders.

                                  It's impossible now to have all of our 500+ applications as available without having another portal for order applications since we can group applications easily and Users can find theirs app easy.

                                  20 votes
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                                  • Hide software center from some users, availible to others

                                    Provide a security group based method to hide software center from showing in the start menu. For example, domain users would not even see it in the start menu, but administrators would. The /ExcludeFeatures is a step in the right direction, but overkill for some customers who still want admins to have access.

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Software Center: Add option to set Primary Device/User

                                      One of the last remaining features that is missing from the Application Catalog is the ability to configure UDA (Primary Device/User) from within Software Center.

                                      18 votes
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                                      • Realtime health info of client via Software Center

                                        This will help the 1st line support to gather more client information without having to contact 2nd line specialists, and possibly solve more incidents on their own.

                                        The Software Center, when launched, should be able to read and display client status information and connectivity with server in a simplified UI, understandable to the Service Desk employees/ 1st line support.

                                        This can include Policy evaluation status, connectivity with management point, certificate status, app-evaluation status, etc

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Add revision automatically under application in software center (1511+)

                                          Please add (display) the application revision automatically under the application that is available in software center . This makes troubleshooting for helpdesk / system admin more easy .

                                          16 votes
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