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  1. 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.

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

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  2. Provide more information on Packages on the API.

    Provide more information on Packages on the API. Applications provide way more information. It would be nice to have that for Packages

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  3. Have an arborescence in the Software Center

    Ability to add some folders in the Software Center to view all available applications in a more efficient way.
    The applications are added in those container (like the categories currently), to have a better organization of apps.

    Some samples of folders/containers : Productivity, Development, IT, and so on

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  4. Category icons - Turn software center into an App Store

    Software Center now already has beautiful large icons. But it's still rather primitive. If you want to browse software by category right now you have to use the filter.

    It would be great if you have the option of displaying categories and even featured apps on the main software centre page, much like what you would see in Apple's app store or Google Play store.

    It would improve the experience for users immensely.

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  5. Display % complete for installation progress

    Add installation progress % to the Software Center. Native Microsoft technologies should be able to report their installation progress such as MSI/MSP/C2R and update installations to give more details in the software center to know the completion status.

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  6. feature Packs in own section

    In Software Center, It would be nice if Feature Packs were in their own section in Software Center similar to Operating System Section so that users will know that these installations will require more attention and time to install than normal software updates.

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  7. Add an 'admin' feature to Software Center.

    This could be a hidden option which would simple reveal an admin tab that provided vastly greater detail to what is going on. Provide all available stats, last action Date/time an was performed, import error codes for failed App/TS/Package installs, Windows Updates, Compliance, etc. etc. basically a where tech would want to go to first in diagnosing a problem with 'X' through Software Center. This should be strong information yet simple to discern so the tech does not need to be an SCCM admin to interpret yet hidden from the average user.

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  8. Improve Software Center Machine Policy Eval (Push Notifications)

    I can't tell you how many time I have changed content on actively deployed app and told the client to pull new policy and just waited. In JAMF it's instant, but software center is slow and I mean hours some times. Please for the sanity of your users massively improve Software Center... Consider something like push notifications, a button to force all new policy, something!

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  9. Continue Installation after dependency requires restart

    Around 1706/10...

    Available applications (user deployed) stopped completing installation if a dependency required a restart.

    Users have to go into software center and initiate the application again to continue the installation. Repeat for every dep that requires a restart.

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  10. Next available maintenace window - Improvements

    Great work on the improvements on the new software center ā€“ especially the next available Maintenance Window ā€¦ but ā€¦ why stuff it under need a tab and then a subtab ?

    A few reasons why I want it in the top right corner :

    1. I really think an end user is not going to drill down to the tab below to find the info. The user and helpdesk really want to see it when they open software center . What is going on in detail , can be found under a subtab for all I care .
    2.ā€¦

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  11. How can I see which version my Software Center is? Is this the same as build?

    I have trouble downloading an app on a client computer.

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  12. Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center

    With 1806 we have the ability to add a custom tab to Software Center. This makes this the place to go for all your IT needs.

    We would like to see this extended further by allowing admins to add more than one tab to Software Center. Hopefully our users would never need to leave Software Center for their IT experience in Windows with this feature.

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  13. 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€¦

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  14. Allow System Restart on VDI clients like Amazon Workspaces

    Please add some kind of registry setting that will override default behavior of Software Center.

    Users can't remove/suppress the reboot notification or perform the restart by clicking the "Restart" button. The users just get an error about "Insufficient Permission for System Restart".

    The users can just Go to "Start"-> Click "Shutdown" instead. It seems weird that this cannot be suppress somehow.

    /Peter Selch Dahl
    Azure MVP

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  15. New Software Center: Hide already installed packages (not only applications)

    In the 1802 release, the option to hide already installed software was added but only for applications, not packages.
    It'd be a good idea to hide already installed packages, in order to keep the software center easier to the end user understand what still need to be installed.
    Thanks in advance.

    36 votes
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  16. More control of the Software Center

    Give us the possibility to
    a) do a fine configuration centrally of the SW Center
    e.g. sorting order, list view, filters, etc.
    b) keep users settings of the SW Center
    e.g. list view, sorting, tabs
    c) provide more detail status
    e.g. why "Waiting to install" ?

    61 votes
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  17. Change the way the new tag is used in software center

    There is the great functionality of tagging "new" software in the software center and showing this software right at the top of all apps. Today this tag is dependent on the date the deployment has been created and or set to be available for 7 days as a global setting. It would be great to show this tag from a users perspective. This would also align to the often used concept of having a collection with the software deployed and the members get added on demand. So if a customer is ordering a software it is shown on his clientā€¦

    40 votes
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  18. Software Center Dark Mode

    Make a dark mode that switches with the Windows 10 dark mode system setting. Also add fluent design system to Software Center. Make its appearance more co-herent with the Windows 10 settings app GUI.

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  19. 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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  20. Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot forget it

    Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot of techs and end users forget to set the machine.

    I've scripted opening the Web portal but if I'm not setting up the PC other techs forget.

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