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  1. Possibility to launch the software updates dialog directly instead of the "balloon"

    Many users tend to miss the balloon notifying them of available updates, when the deadline hits, they get surprised by the coming restart.
    We'd like the possibility to launch the updates dialog directly, without having the user to click on the balloon, forcing the users to make an active choice whether to postpone the update or install it directly.

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  2. Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel

    Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel.

    This icon could, be for instance, be located in the sidebar or somewhere else.

    Once the user click on the refresh button, this will:
    - Run configmgr client actions like "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" or some others.
    - Refresh the Software Center panel

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  3. Software Center should have the UI to show realtime status info of client

    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

    10 votes
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  4. Software Center: Multiuser view for Deployed Apps

    On the Software Center when you Install the CM-Agent on a Server, it is possible that two Users have a RDP Session open, the first Logged in User can see Deployed Apps in the SW-Center, the second User can see Deployed Apps only when the first User Logs off or disconnect his session.
    When you have Patch Deployment, every logged in User can see all Patch-Deployments.
    It would be nice to have that also for App-Deployment.

    10 votes
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  5. Software Center deadline message change is needed

    Please find the attached file.

    "Software changes must be applied to your computer after 2018-03-22 at 11:00 AM"message we get in software center as per the deadline configuration from the software updates deployment which implies that you must apply this update after 2018-03-22 at 11:00 AM, which is clearly not the case. Instead add the deadline to the second line. Here's the example.

    "The required changes will be applied after 2018-03-22 at 11:00 AM or you can have Software Center apply the changes:"

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  6. Allow localisation of "Software Center" link

    Allow the start menu link for "Software Center" to be localised to the spelling "Software Centre"

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  7. 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. Thisā€¦
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  8. Make "install" action available through softwarecenter: protocol link

    The feature was basically already requested back in 2016 but wasn't implemented to date.
    The old request can be found @ https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/13617639-software-center-add-support-for-direct-link-to-ap

    Mark Silvey wanted me to share our use-case so that others can chime in, so here I am.

    (skip to TL;DR for the actual feature request)

    Following scenario is currently happening at my workplace: We have over 4000 clients and about 1500 of them have "Cisco AnyConnect" installed as VPN client. That includes notebooks and regular computers used for homeoffice.

    Now we need to update "Cisco AnyConnect" to a new version. Sadly the update (.msi file) will basicallyā€¦

    10 votes
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  9. Client Notification Balloon\Toast when closed without selecting anything by clicking 'X' on the dialoge box. Notification stops coming

    When we deploy any application with deadline, depending on the client setting. it start giving notification to the end user ( eg every 15 min when 1 hour is left for deadline). In this situation if end user click on the notification and then just simply close it without selecting any of the option like "Remind me Later" or any other available option. Simply closing it with click on "X" on the upper right corner. Notification stops coming until the deadline is reached.

    Issue was reported a BUG:
    https://connect.microsoft.com/ConfigurationManagervnext/Feedback/Details/2688616
    However closed as By Design

    This is certainly a user experienceā€¦

    9 votes
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  10. Critical Software maintenance must be completed on your computer after 7/20/2018 at 12:00 PM

    This is the popup coming up for critical deployments, this sentence is misleading and confusing for end users. can we change this message?

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  11. Fully Cache Content before being made Available in Software Center

    Have an option on a Deployment (For any Content) to not show in Software Center until it's been fully cached.

    It can take a VERY long time for an deployment to download, Office, Win10, Visual Studio, etc. Ideally, we don't want a user having to wait HOURS when they go to software center and click "INSTALL". We want it to Install, not say "Downloading". If we could check a box on the deployment to Pre-Cache, then Make Available in Software Center, that would be great.

    Similar UVs:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/31536130-pre-cache-of-task-sequence-content-files-cached
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/36754720-suppress-operating-system-in-place-upgrade-icon-in
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33268255-show-download-status-of-pre-download-content-enb
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8467771-have-the-ability-to-pre-deploy-an-available-applic

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  12. Change behaviour for Software center icon with transparent background

    For some reason the transparent icons in SWC turns out grey, instead of blending in with the background of the SWC.
    Would be nice if they matched the background instead.

    8 votes
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  13. Have the "Unable to make changes to your software" window show more information by default

    A simple change that would save a lot of time and back and forth with tickets. Just have the "Unable to make changes to your software" window show the "more information" details by default. I can't count the number of times I get this as a screenshot and then have to say "click open the more information drop down and tell me what it says there". Better yet? Just put it directly under the "Status: Failed" on the details screen, and save everyone some clicking.

    8 votes
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  14. Software Center to better differentiate between user and machine targeted applications

    The new software center is integrating with the application catalog.
    As a result, when an end user opens his software center, new required applications will get lost in the long list of other items that are already made available.
    Suggestion is to create a new item called "Software offerings" or "Software Catalog", and have that lower on the left-pane list.
    The application tab on top should only show required software

    7 votes
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  15. Software Center customization for USERS

    I really like the recent improvements to customize and brand Software Center. However, it we are only able to target Computer collections. We have a need to be able to target a USER collection.

    For example, we want our end-users to see a different Software Center then our Admin and Tech users.

    In future development, could you consider expanding this option?.

    Also, it would be nice to be able to differentiate applications deployed to Users vs. Computers from within Software Center. One thing I miss about the old Software Center is it only showed advertisements to Computers, and you hadā€¦

    7 votes
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  16. Show localized descriptions for programs in all Software Center view options

    We use our Software Center for a LOT of apps for general user use. The general complaint I have received lately is that there are so many apps users don't know what is optional and what is recommended for our domain. I am recommending the option or change to include some of the localized description OR at the very least show the User categories for each application in all the view modes for Software Center to help users determine if they are optional or recommended software. All views already show publisher and version.

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  17. Allow user to block full day for business hour

    Allow option for user to set 12am to 12am for a day in the business hour setting, currently the option available for users must include at least 4 hours system maintenance tasks per day

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  18. Enable management of visibility of client UI notification area (system tray) ConfigMgr-specific notifications

    The default per-user setting in Windows (Vista, 7, 8.x, 10) is to automatically hide notification area (i.e. SysTray) icons of all but for a few system (native to Windows) notifications. This means that Software Center and SCEP notifications are hidden from view (they are only viewable in the 'overflow' area). These notifications are essential to providing the end-user with timely information about the status of management activities on their system - yet most end-users miss them because of unfamiliarity with how these notifications are hidden - which results in a less than ideal user experience.

    ConfigMgr should provide a clientā€¦

    6 votes
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  19. Software center - Drop down lists

    I would be nice to have the possibility to add drop down list in the Software Center to allow the user to select for example witch application language he would like to install. This would be useful for large organization that have to deal with many languages.

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  20. Add "Approval" column to the new Software Center

    While I do like the new Software Center, I'd like to see "Approval Yes/No" directly in the application list again, like with the old one.
    With the new one, users can only determine if an approval might be required by actually selecting an entry, that's a setback to before.

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