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  1. Software center ability to add custom fields like keywords

    Ability to add fields we used in the old application catalog like Keywords

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  2. I would like to see some kind of exception tab for Software installs based on user device or user device affinity.

    I would like to a have an exception tab so I can put certain users or certain devices in this tab. This tab would be available after creating an application in the console and can be accessed from properties of the application the software library. This allows for those user or devices in which we have certain rollout of software or application that could be rolled out to most devices of a company but not install for something like a manufacturing device that needs to stay on an older version of software or not have the software installed at all.

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  3. 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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  4. Foreground color for Softwarecenter

    When choosing white colour schema you have white letters with white foreground. Would be great if we can choose the foreground colour or if the letters keep black even when you mark Items on white colour schema.
    See

    31 votes
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  5. APIs to create SCUP, consumable in SCCM and SCUP tool.

    Can you please expose APIs to create .xml, .sdp and .json files that are part of the .cab (SCUP), consumable in SCCM and SCUP tool.

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  6. Show application revision number in software center

    Applications information in Software Center should include information about the currently presented application's revision. Many times, the client is very slow to receive/process changes to deployed apps and having the revision information handy would solve many troubleshooting sessions.

    13 votes
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  7. Revise wording of overused alert "Software center can not be loaded".

    The alert stating that SWC itself can not be loaded is displayed prominently over the SWC application running on-screen. Add either more details as to the actual reason for this dialog, like in other areas in the product, or separate messages to describe the fault less generally and with more suitable advice than "try later' as appropriate.

    This is specifically not a bug in itself, but a shortcoming in the error trapping mechanism for multiple issues. Typical malfunction of the Provisioning Mode is just one possibility this and can be enumarated clearly in the context of MORE DETAILS. Cosmetically itā€¦

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  8. Software Center - Allow changing "Install" and "Reinstall" text for Package/Program deployments

    Sometimes we make scripts or other tools available to End Users deployed as Available. When users see this in Software Center, they either see "Install" or "Reinstall" buttons.

    In this scenario, we are typically just "Executing" or "Running" the script and nothing ever actually gets "Installed" so it would nice to have the option on these types of Programs to adjust the button text so it more accurately reflects what we are doing with it.

    26 votes
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  9. Make Software Center Links Trusted by Office

    Software Center's ability to produce a direct link to an available application is great, however when you send the resulting link via email the end user gets a "Unsafe Location" warning prompt. Please add an option to automatically add the softwarecenter: location to the list of trusted locations in office, similarly to how there is an option to add the app catalog to the list of trusted sites. The exact regkey needed is below.

    HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office<version>\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications\softwarecenter:

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  10. Allow to defer installation / update / whatever for X hours / days from the time a user first sees a notification

    Sometimes it's useful to allow a user who has been away for some time to defer an installation for the same amount of time (in days) that other users had (e.g. Win10 Feature Updates) rather than defer until a hard deadline. It would be great to specify that an installation or update could be deferred by the user for X amount of time since the first time they were actually notified. Perhaps as a bonus also have the ability to still have a hard deadline furhter in the future.

    e.g. Users have 2 weeks to install the feature update fromā€¦

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  11. 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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  12. New Software Center - Add new dropdown to filter user and device deployed application

    In new software center. we can see both user and device based available deployments inside application tab. it's more difficult to identify which one is device and which one is user based targeted.

    If we add one more column to filter the deployment like user and device.

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  13. 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.

    375 votes
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  14. Disable toast notifications per depoyment

    It would be of benefit to our organization to specify whether or not a deployment will display a toast notification stating that "New software is available". Reason is that we sometimes we are required to deploy a newer minor reversion that appears as a full application, but it may be an application the user already has installed. An example of that would be Google Chrome. The user will receive a popup notification that new software is available, but when they go into the Software Center nothing "new" to them will be displayed.

    We have consider disabling all notifications in theā€¦

    37 votes
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  15. Friendly/Localized names for task sequences

    I'd like to see the ability to give Task Sequences friendly/localized named, like you can with apps/packages. In fact, replicating the entire "Application Catalog" tab of an application properties dialog in the task sequence properties dialog would be even better. This would also give the option of TS-specific descriptions/icons/keywords/categories/etc.

    My reasoning is that our organization is effectively multi-tenant, and we're required to name our task sequences and other content with prefixes denoting department. This makes for annoying and unfriendly TS names when listed in Software Center or the task sequence list of WinPE. I see no reason why endpoints shouldā€¦

    4 votes
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  16. 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

    36 votes
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  17. Allow Software Center Link to open in other browsers

    Currently the "softwarecenter:" links to apps in Software Center only open in Internet Explorer.
    Ideally this should work in all browsers, but at least Edge.

    5 votes
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  18. Show update installation progress percentage

    Show the installation progress percentage for installing Microsoft Updates in Software Center, as is being shown in the native Windows Update App starting Windows 10 1709.

    Especially for bigger Cumulative Updates, it's hard to guess when it will be done without a progress indicator.
    If you install the .msu files from the Update Catalog, you'll see a progress bar in the GUI - that should be translated to installation percentage.

    10 votes
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  19. Software Center -> Installation Status - includes the version column

    The Applications Tab shows the version Column, it would be nice to have the option availabe in the Installation Staus also. If you have mulitple versions of the same application (eg VMWare vSphere) unless you click into it you cannot see the version number.

    4 votes
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  20. 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.

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