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  1. Application Detection - Add Return Code Option - Clear Install History

    Add a custom Return for applications. "Clears Install History"

    I'm currently deploying office 365, which when launched, prompts users to close apps and continue, however they can click cancel. If they click Cancel, it returns a code to CM which is then logged as a failure. I would like to have a Return Code option in the App DT that says, it the App returns code "123456", then exit out as if it never ran, no failure, no success. So in the software center, the icon says "Install" instead of "Retry", and not show a previous failure. It makes our…

    34 votes
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  2. Featured apps to Software Center

    There are always some applications that you would like to highlight to your users. On the Software Center tab of the application properties, you can select: Display this as a featured app and highlight it in the company portal. The similar feature should be available also with Software Center.

    The admin should be able to define some applications as featured apps and they would then be the first apps in the Software Center. And also with some additional icon for featured apps like the new apps have.

    14 votes
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  3. 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, where…

    24 votes
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  4. Fully Cache Content before being made Available in Software Center

    Have an option on a Deployment (For any Content) to not show in Software Center until it's been fully cached.

    It can take a VERY long time for an deployment to download, Office, Win10, Visual Studio, etc. Ideally, we don't want a user having to wait HOURS when they go to software center and click "INSTALL". We want it to Install, not say "Downloading". If we could check a box on the deployment to Pre-Cache, then Make Available in Software Center, that would be great.

    Similar UVs:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/31536130-pre-cache-of-task-sequence-content-files-cached
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/36754720-suppress-operating-system-in-place-upgrade-icon-in
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/33268255-show-download-status-of-pre-download-content-enb
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/8467771-have-the-ability-to-pre-deploy-an-available-applic

    7 votes
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  5. Deploy Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) on Azure CSP

    Deploy Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) on Azure CSP.
    CMG is necessary to configure a service in Azure, called Cloud Services (classic), unfortunately Cloud Services (classic) can't be deployed on Azure CSP.

    4 votes
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  6. Default expansion of 'More information' section in 'Required software changes…' dialog

    By default, the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog, that details what software specifically will be changed, is obstructed from the user’s view because it is collapsed. To see details of the affected software, the user must manually click the caret which is not apparent to many.

    Provide a client policy setting that enables the expansion of the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog as a default.

    21 votes
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  7. Software Center Default Update filter

    There is a Client setting for Software Center Customization where the "Default application filter" can be set to All or Required.

    I think the same option should be available for the Updates tab in Software Center.

    Having the ability to configure the "Default update filter" to Required would eliminate the accidental installation of updates deployed as available.

    There have been more than a few occasions when users have clicked the Install All button not realizing that they were installing an available update. It is kind of a thing when they realize one of them was a feature update.

    2 votes
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  8. Make 'All' and 'Required' in Software Center look like buttons

    Even though this is also partially a matter of end-user training, a lot of our users don't seem to realize that the words 'All' and 'Required' are clickable to filter. When telling someone they should select 'All' instead, they select 'All' from the category filter instead of clicking on the word 'All'.

    So just a small UI change to make them more user-intuitive :)

    14 votes
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  9. Adding a device to multiple deployment collection

    Allow Config Manager users to add devices to multiple device collections at once

    1 vote
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  10. Allow immediate restart after user-initiated installation in Software Center

    If a user initiated the installation of a required deployment (say a feature update) before the deadline, I think we should have an option somewhere, maybe in the deployment settings or in client settings or in Software Center itself, to allow the user to restart the computer immediately.

    The current behavior is to always respect the client settings for computer restart. But I think that is more important for installations that start because a deadline has passed. If the user initiates a feature update installation, I don't want the computer to wait for x hours before restarting.

    19 votes
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  11. Speed up Software Centre searches by returning user results first

    Currently Software Centre searches the computer WMI for applications to install then uses the MP to get user results.

    User results are returned instantly where as WMI can take a long time on slower computers.
    If the user results were returned first it would be a better experience.

    23 votes
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  12. Add available software to Windows Search

    It would be great if Software Center was indexed and Windows Search would give the option to install software available in Software Center.

    Like I could search in Start for "Microsoft Teams" and if it was in my available software it would give a link to open Software Center and install it

    3 votes
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  13. Software Center Policy

    Move the software center "Sync Policy" button from beind nested under options to Applications, Updates, and Operation Systems. Having this Sync Policy button visible under these tabs would make the user experince so much simpler.

    3 votes
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  14. Suspend all activities during the Teams call

    Suspend all activities during the Teams call

    6 votes
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  15. Windows 10 upgrade task sequence minimized dialog

    rather than having the upgrade OS task sequence sit in the middle of the screen while running have an option to make it display as a notification

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  16. Link texts are not showing up in Software Center.

    I read somewhere else that that feature is no longer functional due because Application Catalog was retired. Please update the documentation if this is true.

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  17. Software center says "downloading" for clients on subnets not defined in boundaries

    Just like the title says. When clients reside on a subnet not defined in boundaries, the deploy stays in a "downloading" state forever. This is not accurate. The deploy is not downloading. Please raise a meaningful error message that indicates the deploy has failed and to contact your administrator to add a new boundary.

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  18. Windows Update Status

    Hi,

    it would be helpful, if there were more infos in the softwarecenter about the current window update status of the device. At the moment it is not visible for the user, if the device is up to date, are there updates missing or when were the last update installation.
    also nice would be a hint if there is a pending reboot to finalize an update isntallation.

    3 votes
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  19. Allow users to clear "new software is available" toast message

    The "new software is available" toast message is annoying to users who have already checked Software Center and seen that there are no new applications, or that the new applications are ones they don't need or want to install.


    1. The toast message should align with the state displayed in the Software Center. From the SCNotify logs I can see SCCM thinks there is now software available, but the same packages are not marked as new in Software Center.

    2. Users should be able to clear the notifications and not see them again until or unless new software is actually available. This…
    10 votes
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  20. Add option to only show software in Software Centre that is on the local DP

    Currently if a client is in a boundary where the local DP does not have the source files the application is still listed as available however it fails to install, it would be great to have a setting for Administrators to be able to limit the Software Centre to only show applications that are available within that boundary.

    3 votes
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