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  1. SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

    Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

    1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

    2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

    3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

    4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

    5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

    I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloon…

    1,227 votes
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      Noted  ·  43 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      1,088 votes
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        Noted  ·  66 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        336 votes
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          33 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.

          229 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.

            175 votes
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            • Windows Store for Business icons in Software Center

              Creating an online/offline install for an application from Wsfb should add the icon from the store to the application in SCCM / Software Center.

              A custom icon can be added but unlike standard apps there is no way to extract the icon from the application.

              Integrating the store icons would go a long way to polishing the end result for users.

              120 votes
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              • 73 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 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…

                  68 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 ...

                    50 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.

                      49 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More control of the Software Center

                        Give us the possibility to
                        a) do a fine configuration centrally of the SW Center
                        e.g. sorting order, list view, filters, etc.
                        b) keep users settings of the SW Center
                        e.g. list view, sorting, tabs
                        c) provide more detail status
                        e.g. why "Waiting to install" ?

                        49 votes
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                        • Make Software Center faster

                          (New) Software Center is way too slow with say 100+ software and it loads software in batches of 60. If "Sort by:" is used or another tab is visited then loading begins again. And again in the batches of 60.
                          Implement some kind of a cache (and maybe poll wmi in the background) to speed things up and make UI usable.

                          46 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the way the new tag is used in software center

                            There is the great functionality of tagging "new" software in the software center and showing this software right at the top of all apps. Today this tag is dependent on the date the deployment has been created and or set to be available for 7 days as a global setting. It would be great to show this tag from a users perspective. This would also align to the often used concept of having a collection with the software deployed and the members get added on demand. So if a customer is ordering a software it is shown on his client…

                            40 votes
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                            • Available application which is not applicable must not show up in Software Center

                              [This is sort of an extension to https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13002684-software-center-show-only-available-software-hid?]

                              Obviously, we can create applications with multiple deployment types in SCCM, each with its own set of requirements. Now say I create a simple MSI-based application with one deployment type, which has a requirement that Primary device must be true. If I make this available to a user collection, then it shows up for each of those users on their primary devices as available in Software Center. All great so far.

                              However, if one of those users logs in to a non-primary device, the application still shows up as available, and…

                              36 votes
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                              • Pending Reboot Indicator in Software Center

                                It would be helpful, particularly for installing large batches of updates or multiple applications, if Software Center could indicate if Windows has a Pending Reboot. Perhaps an 'indicator light' or something like that in the top right corner. Many times I have been trying to install things via Software Center only to watch the items wait at 'Waiting to Install.' At least one reboot is needed to kick those waiting items into motion.

                                35 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  33 votes
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                                  • software center custom notification

                                    I often get questions from users saying "is this legit?" referring to the toast/balloon notifications presented on their desktop from Software Center. The notification states "Software changes are required. Your IT department requires changes to the software on your computer. click here for options." This could easily be confused with spoof antivirus popups claiming your computer needs to be fixed!

                                    I would like the ability to customize these notifications in the Administration > Client Settings node > Computer Agent settings. The "Organization name displayed in Software Center" shows on the Title page AFTER you open SC, but it would be…

                                    33 votes
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                                    • Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center

                                      With 1806 we have the ability to add a custom tab to Software Center. This makes this the place to go for all your IT needs.

                                      We would like to see this extended further by allowing admins to add more than one tab to Software Center. Hopefully our users would never need to leave Software Center for their IT experience in Windows with this feature.

                                      31 votes
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                                      • Software Center: Set cutom filter as default start page

                                        When starting the Software Center, being able to set Filter: "All" to a custom filter to reduce the amount of application visible for the user instead of having 50+ icons

                                        30 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.

                                          29 votes
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