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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    4 votes
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  5. 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..."

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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…

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  9. 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.

    14 votes
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  10. Software Center - Receive notification once software is approved

    User requests software. Admin approves software. User has no way to know when the new software request has been approved.

    It would be nice if there was a Toast Window to display, "You're new software was approved and is now ready for you to install. Click here to install."

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  11. Make Software Center more customisable

    Allow addition of Folders and subfolders.

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  12. User Based deployments in Software Center process Global Conditions the way Device Based deployments do

    At the moment when an application is deployed out to a device collection, global conditions can be utilized to limit applications seen by the end user. I use this for a lot of customers whom want to make applications versions visible on (lets say) 1709, as they are still working on latter versions for the next iteration of Windows. This works really well, and it means users never see certain applications if they are not relevant, however this only seems to work for Device collection deployments.

    At present if you want to take advantage of the email approval model you…

    2 votes
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  13. Add a lunch start and end time to Software Center business hours (install apps during lunch)

    Currently, users can configure business hours on the Options pane of Software Center. Please add an optional ability for users to configure a start and stop time for lunch that authorizes Software Center to consider the time specified as being outside of business hours.

    When laptops are powered down at the end of the day users complain about being forced to receive software deployments in the morning when the mandatory installation date and time is reached. Software deployments don't install during business hours because the laptops are powered off outside of business hours do to normal user behavior. Instead of…

    3 votes
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  14. software center notification "New Software is Available" for x no of days

    As per the design now with SCCM 1906, we are seeing software center notification "New Software is Available" only once for Packages, Software Updates and Applications.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/changes/whats-new-in-version-1906#redesigned-notification-for-newly-available-software

    Can we have this pop-up to be customized for x no of days?

    For eg : We need this notification only for 4 days.

    3 votes
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  15. SCCM software with approval request

    Allow the administrator the ability to change the list of approvers on software that is requires and admin approval. Currently you have to redeploy in order to change who can approve a software deployment

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  16. WebApps Can Be Launched from Software Center

    Allow Web Applications to be opened from Software Center without installing them.

    Currently Web Applications "Install" by adding a webpage shortcut to the Programs list. Allow users to launch the shortcut by adding an additional button in Software Center to launch instead of, or in addition to, install.

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  17. Decide if software can be visible in Software Center by model of computer or collection

    At our school district we deploy testing software. We want to be able to include collections and exclude collections to what they see visible in software center without modifying the collection or having to create another collection. We set a requirement in the application, but Users still see the software and try to install it.

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  18. 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

    9 votes
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  19. software center regroup/sort applications by folder

    when there is hundreds of applications listed in software center it would be nice to show them in folder like they are in sccm applications folder

    3 votes
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  20. More Customization's for Software Center branding

    We need more customization options for branding. We cannot choose a white background color as all text is white. We need greater control of options to choose both the positive and negative color of text and color of the highlight bars.

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