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  1. Allow users to plan any deployment with a time picker

    Available, required, doesn't matter.
    Give users a "Plan" button, like we have with required deployments, and allow them to pick a time, and allow them to reboot after the install is done.
    Right now, the "Plan" button is only present on Required deployments with a deadline.
    Right now, the "Restart automatically my computer if needed" checkbox is only present if you choose "Outside my business hours".

    Yes, this is a three-for-one. Inspired by Brian Dam's tweet https://twitter.com/bdam555/status/1220469791284219904

    Use case 1: User has been instructed to install an available application, but is busy working. User plans the install for 11:30, whereā€¦

    22 votes
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  2. Download size in Software Center

    As currently as version 1702, the download size for all of the applications and packages in Software Center show "less than 1 MB" and won't show the correct size until after you start the install. This has been happening for a long time.

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  3. Add revision automatically under application in software center (1511+)

    Please add (display) the application revision automatically under the application that is available in software center . This makes troubleshooting for helpdesk / system admin more easy .

    21 votes
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  4. Hide software center from some users, availible to others

    Provide a security group based method to hide software center from showing in the start menu. For example, domain users would not even see it in the start menu, but administrators would. The /ExcludeFeatures is a step in the right direction, but overkill for some customers who still want admins to have access.

    21 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Software Center: Add support for multiple category filtering.

    the new Software Center (v1511) should have an option to filter per category (or multiple), like you have on the app catalog website today

    19 votes
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  7. Realtime health info of client via Software Center

    This will help the 1st line support to gather more client information without having to contact 2nd line specialists, and possibly solve more incidents on their own.

    The Software Center, when launched, should be able to read and display client status information and connectivity with server in a simplified UI, understandable to the Service Desk employees/ 1st line support.

    This can include Policy evaluation status, connectivity with management point, certificate status, app-evaluation status, etc

    19 votes
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  8. Limit Simultaneous Application Downloads in Software Center

    When machine gets rebuilt and the client discovers all of the requred software deployments it previously had, it attempts to download them all at the same time. More than half the time the client gets stuck due to this and needs to be reinstalled for software deployments to continue (sometimes multiple times before it gets everything installed). It would seem that if we had the ability to set an allowed number of simultaneious downloads (lets say 5 at a time), this problem wouldn't occur.

    We install lots of applicaions in our lab environments due to shared lab spaces.

    18 votes
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  9. Add a Date Modified for each app to be added as a column in Software Center installation status

    Users are accustomed to seeing ā€œLast Run Timeā€ in RAP and it was easy to sort by that column to see apps installed by date. The ā€œDate Modifiedā€ appears to be the ā€œlast run timeā€ in Software Center but we have to click on each app in the Installation Status tab to see the date modified info.

    16 votes
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  10. Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode

    Currently, there exists a setting in Software Center to "suspend Software Center activities when my computer is in presentation mode." Users don't have any idea what Windows Presentation Mode is. Ideally, the setting would stop Software Center activities when PowerPoint is running a presentation. That is often when you'd want to stop Software Center from installing something anyway.

    16 votes
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  11. Approval workflows for Software Center

    Approval portal for software and image requests. Have the user's manager, LOB tech lead, procurement, or the app owner (or combo of many) provide approvals for software or a Windows feature release. Ex. an LOB tech lead could provide approvals for all Windows Fall Creators updates to his/her LOB, thereby first ensuring all LOB apps have been certified for the build.

    15 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:).

    15 votes
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  13. Ability to customize Application catalog

    It would be very nice and useful for many customers to have the ability to customize the application catalog site in terms of custom backgrounds/icons or page layout.

    15 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Software Center: Log-File view Button

    it would be **** to have a Button in the "new" Software center to open a log-file with a Summary of the last steps that are run on a system, like for a SW installation, in a end-User readable context.
    example:
    SW Policy received
    SW downloaded success
    SW install started
    SW install success (or return code 3016)
    SW has a reboot pending
    etc.

    14 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 12 votes
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  18. 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.

    12 votes
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  19. Customize the notification bar on SCCM client to display the content download progress (in percentage) and its status

    Need to have a option to customize the notification bar on SCCM client to display the status of content download progress (in percentage) and its installation status for Patches, Applications and Task sequence deployment.

    12 votes
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  20. SelfService Portal - application and printer driver delivery and mapping for Mac OS X from SCCM

    Add support for Self Service for Mac OS X to deploy application and printer drivers. As apple devices are not manage from GPO perspective and SCCM support for Mac OS X is not greate.

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