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  1. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty 🔥if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

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      8 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 58 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Suppress Operating System in-place upgrade icon in Software Centre until pre-cached content is completed:

        Currently we are doing in-place upgrades via a task-sequence delivered by SCCM which appears as an available install in Software Centre.

        We would like to either hide or grey-out the 'Available' install operating system icon within Software Centre until the pre-cached files have been delivered to the device, to prevent the user from clicking on the install button before the files have pre-cached to the machine..

        We have disabled the toast notifications warning the users that a new application is available and do not want this upgrade to be delivered as a required installation as this would then be an…

        25 votes
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        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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" ?

            57 votes
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            • 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.

              46 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                58 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Store for Business icons in Software Center

                  Creating an online/offline install for an application from Wsfb should add the icon from the store to the application in SCCM / Software Center.

                  A custom icon can be added but unlike standard apps there is no way to extract the icon from the application.

                  Integrating the store icons would go a long way to polishing the end result for users.

                  138 votes
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                  • Allow customization of the generic software center "critical software" toast/pop-up message

                    Allow the text to be customized for the hard-coded "critical software" message from software center. Many things are now customizable; but this text is still hard coded for customers.

                    43 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow localisation of "Software Center" link

                      Allow the start menu link for "Software Center" to be localised to the spelling "Software Centre"

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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'…

                        16 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SCCM Application Approval E-Mail User Manager

                          Add either a powershell cmdlet for application approval that allows for a parameter of e-mail to allow administrator to create scheduled function to query users manager through AD, or to add the ability set in the deployment to look up the users manager according to AD - in addition to the default e-mail to the SCCM administrators.

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                            1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Software: Protocol Handler for Chrome Firefox etc

                            Most of us have web portals where users log tickets, issues, etc. While the application catalog was available we always had a url that we could add to our portal allowing users to browse software.

                            While the development team for ConfigMgr have allowed direct linking to software using a url, it seems that browsers like chrome and firefox do not know that software: should be the default protocol handler to open Software Center. So this forces them to have to select it as the default manually.

                            We would like these to be registered for all users.

                            This would be mean…

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                              1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              19 votes
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                              • 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.

                                24 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  16 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the request text box a required field for applications that require approval in Software Center

                                    For applications that require an approval in Software Center, make the text box on the request screen a required field, preventing the user from submitting the request until a reason is given. Also maybe make the text box title "Reason for request" - or better yet make the title customizable per application. As it is now, we get most requests with a "blank" text box requiring us to circle back with the user to get this information prior to approving the application.

                                    22 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Make Software Center faster

                                        (New) Software Center is way too slow with say 100+ software and it loads software in batches of 60. If "Sort by:" is used or another tab is visited then loading begins again. And again in the batches of 60.
                                        Implement some kind of a cache (and maybe poll wmi in the background) to speed things up and make UI usable.

                                        53 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Do something with Operating System tab

                                          When deploying a custom task sequence that only contains applications and no operating system it confuses our users.

                                          Suggest to rename Operating System tab with something else like Package Bundles. Or (after you add icon support for task sequences) have custom task sequences in the Applications tab instead of Operating Systems.

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