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  1. Ability to customize the color of the loading bar in software center

    When you customize the color scheme for Software center in client settings, it does not change the loading bar directly underneath the logo for software center. Currently the default color is green.

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  2. Search software center via keywords defined in application

    Keyword searches work in application catalog but not software center

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  3. Allow changing Boolean logic on search Criteria in SCCM

    Allow selection of Boolean logic in search criteria. Currently it automatically uses OR for second items when I require AND. Alternately, let us add multiple items in a criteria eg. Title 'Does not contain': Server 8.1 SQL would exclude any item that had ANY of those words in it.

    6 votes
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  4. Dynamic button change based on selection for when changes are applied in 'Required software changes…' dialog

    To verify for the user that the option they have chosen for when changes will be applied to their system ('Right now (recommended)', 'Outside my business hours', or 'Snooze and remind me:'), customization of the confirmation button would be ideal, for example:
    • If 'Right now (recommended)' is selected, the button text would read 'Install'
    • If 'Outside my business hours' is selected, the button text would read 'After Hours'
    • If ''Snooze and remind me:' is selected, the button text would read 'Snooze'
    • If 'Restart my computer automatically if selected, the button color changes

    1 vote
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  5. Support for customization of notification text in 'Required software changes…' dialog

    The current 'Required software changes…' dialog only informs the user that 'The change will be applied after <deadline date> at <deadline time>, or you can apply the changes:…'. It would more empower the user for making a smarter decision when choosing to apply changes 'Right now (recommended)', 'Outside my business hours', or 'Snooze and remind me:' if the following additional information is provided on a per deployment basis:
    1. Estimated install time
    2. Indication of what apps will close
    3. Indication if a restart is expected
    4. Customization of notification text (i.e. ability for administrator to specify exact wording)

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  6. Default expansion of 'More information' section in 'Required software changes…' dialog

    By default, the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog, that details what software specifically will be changed, is obstructed from the user’s view because it is collapsed. To see details of the affected software, the user must manually click the caret which is not apparent to many.

    Provide a client policy setting that enables the expansion of the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog as a default.

    20 votes
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  7. Per deployment customization control of 'Required software changes...' dialog

    Enable per deployment administrator control of the 'Required software changes...' notification dialog to accommodate the following user experience enhancements to more intuitively inform them about the level of importance (i.e. urgency, severity, etc.), time remaining to deadline, and whether a restart is expected:
    1. Icon indicating importance (e.g. informational, warning, critical, etc.)
    2. Dynamic change (with configurable threshold) of predominate colorization based on time remaining to deadline (e.g. green if deadline > 1 day, red < 1 hour, etc.)
    3. Indication for expectation/probability of restart
    4. Deployment templates for re-using combinations of above options (1-3).

    2 votes
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  8. In software centre add a select all button when using multi-select mode in applications

    In software centre add a select all button when using multi-select mode in applications

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  9. Bug: Application description text locale changing.

    We add two localisationed descriptions to ours apps in software center. And When you click install button localisation suddenly chaging and stay. Seems to be some how connected to default language option of localisation.

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  10. Allow users to clear "new software is available" toast message

    The "new software is available" toast message is annoying to users who have already checked Software Center and seen that there are no new applications, or that the new applications are ones they don't need or want to install.


    1. The toast message should align with the state displayed in the Software Center. From the SCNotify logs I can see SCCM thinks there is now software available, but the same packages are not marked as new in Software Center.

    2. Users should be able to clear the notifications and not see them again until or unless new software is actually available. This…
    10 votes
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  11. Reduce the size of the icons in Software Center

    Everything in Software Center is too large and the navigation menus take up too much space making it worse. On a 1080p display it's very difficult to see more then a couple rows making it difficult to search through the apps.

    3 votes
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  12. Speed up Software Centre searches by returning user results first

    Currently Software Centre searches the computer WMI for applications to install then uses the MP to get user results.

    User results are returned instantly where as WMI can take a long time on slower computers.
    If the user results were returned first it would be a better experience.

    23 votes
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  13. Software Center Maintenance TAB

    Have a maintenance TAB in Software Center where repeatable tasks can be published and executed without the deployment status features, e.g. where a deployment is run and the status changes to Installed.

    An example of a maintenance task could be running SCCM client actions in command line format but presented to the user in a friendly manner, this would make sense as Software Center has become the focus for SCCM.

    Another example could be to installed printers again using command line options in a user friendly format. This is very similar to the features that are offered by Mac Self…

    1 vote
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  14. Foreground download of software bits

    While having BITS for controlling bandwidth is welcomed. The one thing I don't understand is why there is no foreground process control. We would like to make self service available in the Software Center so apps can be made available and downloaded as the user wants it. Keeping in mind that slow dental floss size network pipes are not killed by Foreground processes. It would be great to have the same level of control of Foreground process throttles as does BITS. There are alot of companies that have the small pipes like we you either have to make all content…

    3 votes
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  15. application group - software center details

    Application Group deployment doesn't return details of the deployment.
    For example, if i have a group with 3 applications which total size exceeds the cache limit, software center doesn't report the usual message "there's no space...." but returns "exit code 0". After the next "Application Evaluation Cycle", it display "exit code 1" after few seconds. I had to empty the client cache.

    Another situation: if one of the application setup fails, software center returns "exit code 1" only.

    I think it would be better to report the application name and its exit code when application group returns an error

    5 votes
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  16. Possibility of Software Center Application Catalog updating on Program-Start

    It would be very usefull, if the Software Center could be set to automatically trigger actions like Mashine Policy Retrieval and Evaluation Cycle, Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle etc. when running it.
    Displaying a loading icon to show Software Center is looking for new Applications would be charming.

    It could also be a "refresh application catalog" or "searching for new applications" button somewhere integraded within the Software Center.

    This would help a lot to avoid users asking "where is the app, I cant see it..."

    1 vote
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  17. Software Center maintenance mode

    Occasionally during CB updates or hotfixes users experience issues using software center. We would like to be able to put Software Center into maintenance mode which would display a message in Software Center that it is down for maintenance along with any other details we may want to add.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow immediate restart after user-initiated installation in Software Center

    If a user initiated the installation of a required deployment (say a feature update) before the deadline, I think we should have an option somewhere, maybe in the deployment settings or in client settings or in Software Center itself, to allow the user to restart the computer immediately.

    The current behavior is to always respect the client settings for computer restart. But I think that is more important for installations that start because a deadline has passed. If the user initiates a feature update installation, I don't want the computer to wait for x hours before restarting.

    22 votes
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  19. Software Center Not Showing Available User Deployed Applications on Internet due to MFA

    We recently implemented the CMG and observed the issue with Computers on the Internet. When some users opened the Software center applications tab they did not see any user deployed software.

    The issue is in log C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\ADALOperationProvider.log It reports MFA issue:
    WAM token request failed. Status 3, Details 'AADSTS50076: Due to a configuration change made by your administrator, or because you moved to a new location, you must use multi-factor authentication to access.

    The Software Center is not working the user did not acknowledge the popup “Work or School Account Problem”

    If the users click Fix Now and enters in…

    17 votes
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  20. allow custom tabs ms-windows-store://pdp additionally to http://

    can you please allow ms-windows-store://pdp as a link in the custom tabs? now it is only allowed to have http:// and https:// links as a custom tab.
    If you allow this, we can open the Store App in the Software Center, as a single point of app/application selection/install for the Endusers.

    20 votes
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