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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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:).

    30 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Hide available deployments in Software Center

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

    7 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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?

    29 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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€¦

    26 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    5 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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