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  1. Feature request - Customize INSTALL button in Software center.

    Provide an option to customize the ā€œINSTALLā€ button in the Software Center operating system deployment pop up.

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  2. Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center and define it as a custom home tab

    I understand that you have already made this request here, but reinforce that the vast majority of organizations undergoing digital transformation need a friendly Software Center with a more refined usability and this includes a deeper personalization than just a custom tab.

    We believe that if you allow the customization of multiple tabs and allow us to define one of them as home, we can customize and centralize the use of the software center avoiding people asking for the service desk.

    6 votes
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  3. 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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  4. Software center Support Remote Connection

    Allow Software Center to accept remote connections so support technician can see exactly what the user is seeing and allow for remote operations.
    -Assist user with why patches failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Assist user with why an application failed to install, be able to view error codes
    -Be able to initiate Application installs,, Patch Installs, Task sequences

    2 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty šŸ”„if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    134 votes
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  7. 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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  8. error code

    When an application deployment fails from Software Center, it allows you to click "More Information". The information that is provided is just an error code, which is fine, but at least a generic description would be appreciated. I have to go and search for that code on a Microsoft page anyways, why not add it in for both myself and the end users from the start. Save some time for simple issues like, content is not available at your distribution point and such.

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  9. install application for another system

    Add the ability for a user with certain permissions to install applications for another system.

    Example:

    A manager determines that their department needs MS Project. If they have the correct permissions set to manage their specific department machines, then allow them to go into Software Center and deploy that application to those machines.

    This would function as sort of a wish list or shopping cart, but for other peoples machines.

    Another use case would be you have a standard build-out for certain departments, but you don't want to create different OSD TS's or anything like that, you could have oneā€¦

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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.

    11 votes
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  12. Software center shortcut language

    It's not really a high priority suggestion, but it needs to be revised. The software center shortcut is in english when Windows 10 system is in FR-CA. ("Software Center" instead of "Centre Logiciel"). The configuration manager properties in the control panel is also in english, but the Software Center main panel language is in french as it should. We don't have this trouble when we are in a FR-FR Windows 10. Actually, our workaround is to create a new shortcut for the users (with softwarecenter:).

    12 votes
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  13. End user help in Software Center

    My customer is managing more than 300.000 clients with SCCM. End user requests around application deployment, and OS & app updates can quickly sum up to a lot of effort in 1st and 2nd level.
    Even recent changes to Software Center already led to hundreds of internal support tickets from business users.

    Therefore we are asking to provide a MS maintained end user help (maybe a button or section) for how to use the software center.
    The content could be similar to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/understand/software-center, but more end-user friendly with screen shots, walk throughs, ergonomics, etc.
    If changes to the endā€¦

    4 votes
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  14. Installation details

    For installed applications show additional details like date / time installed, date / time available on client, installation duration, install result (SCCM errors more detailed than today, often only error numbers without description, installer exitcode).

    3 votes
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  15. Hide available deployments in Software Center

    Hide available deployments in Software Center. Came from SCUGno Oktober Meeting 2018.

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  16. LockScreen Integration & User Information improvement

    For Software Center or the agent should it be possible to bublish the most important Information like reboot times, Service Releases or big Updates Wave where are available directly to the LockScreen of Windows 10. The user Information improvement should also be better in the Software Center directly.

    Another cool feature should be the Integration of requestable Localadmin Priviledge out of the Software Center. Like a JIT Integration for Primary users. so that we can remove local adminrigts completly an let SCCM controll a requestable Access.

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  17. Hyperlinks for task sequences in software center

    All hyperlinks for Task Sequences in software center.

    Emailing instructions to users to run a task sequence it would be beneficial if I could use a hyperlink in the email to direct users to the correct page to run the task sequence.

    you can create a hyperlinks for applications, why not Task Sequences?

    28 votes
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  18. SCCM updating Office 365 source install files.

    SCCM should be able to update the Office Source files when new builds of Office are out. This should be able to be done in the background and automatically. I work with the Office Deployment team have had many customer upset that they need to update the source files for installs.

    20 votes
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  19. SCCM CB 1806 - Software Center slow to load "available" user-deployed apps

    In SCCM CB 1806, we're no longer leveraging the AppCatalog roles for User-deployed applications With that said, I spoke to Mark Silvey and Raghu Kethineni at MS Ignite to express some concerns around how long it takes Software Center to load (50 seconds to over 1 minute) the initial list of applications after a user launches Software Center. We have A LOT of apps we make available to users.

    Is there any way to speed this up from an IIS / Management Point perspective (cmuser service authentication / lookup ? )

    Or maybe perform an initial query of '50 apps'ā€¦

    20 votes
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  20. Allow using a custom icon for software center

    The new branding options in Software Center are fantastic. With the ability to add a logo and web content, it really does look fantastic and users seem to have been receptive.

    The final touch would be the ability to customize the icon on the start menu through client settings. We could do that in a GPO, but it's clunky.

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