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  1. 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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    • Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

      Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

      It is not currently possible to choose between the All and Upcoming views on the Installation status page in Software Center via command line.

      We would love to have a programmatic call the Upcoming view for end users on their maintenance window day. This way, we can (forcibly but kindly) inform people of what's about to happen to their device(s).

      This is what it might look like: "C:\WINDOWS\CCM\ClientUX\SCClient.exe" softwarecenter:Page=InstallationStatus FilterType=0 SortType=6 View=Upcoming" <-- The "View" switch is the addition.

      P.S. Long live Banco de Gaia!

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      • Allow localisation of "Software Center" link

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

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        • Suppress "New software is available" for hidden tabs

          In newer versions of SCCM CB, we've had the option of hiding certain tabs in Software Center, which has been immensely useful in allowing us to present a cleaner, focused interface to end-users. Among other tabs, we choose to hide the "Operating Systems" tab, since we administer task sequence deployments end-to-end.

          However, when we make a task sequence available to those clients, the "New software is available" notification is still displayed for those deployments, and visiting the Software Center obviously won't allow the user to see the deployment. Needless to say, this makes for a confusing UX. Setting "Show notifications…

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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.

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              • 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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                • Change Custom Tab from using IE Engine

                  I would like the ability to be able to change the browser engine that is used in the Custom Tab in Software Center. Currently it is using IE and I would like to be able to change it to use another browser. I prefer Chrome but would at least settle for Edge.

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                  • Software Center

                    Ability to sort applications in Software Center not from the "Sort by:" pull down, but rather by clicking on the Heading of the section you want to sort. This would be more in line with how Excel tables allow you to sort by field by clicking on the column header.

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                    • 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…

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                      • Software center ability to add custom fields like keywords

                        Ability to add fields we used in the old application catalog like Keywords

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                        • 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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                          • I would like to see some kind of exception tab for Software installs based on user device or user device affinity.

                            I would like to a have an exception tab so I can put certain users or certain devices in this tab. This tab would be available after creating an application in the console and can be accessed from properties of the application the software library. This allows for those user or devices in which we have certain rollout of software or application that could be rolled out to most devices of a company but not install for something like a manufacturing device that needs to stay on an older version of software or not have the software installed at all.

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                            • Feature request - Customize INSTALL button in Software center.

                              Provide an option to customize the “INSTALL” button in the Software Center operating system deployment pop up.

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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.

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                                • APIs to create SCUP, consumable in SCCM and SCUP tool.

                                  Can you please expose APIs to create .xml, .sdp and .json files that are part of the .cab (SCUP), consumable in SCCM and SCUP tool.

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                                  • Software center Support Remote Connection

                                    Allow Software Center to accept remote connections so support technician can see exactly what the user is seeing and allow for remote operations.
                                    -Assist user with why patches failed to install, be able to view error codes
                                    -Assist user with why an application failed to install, be able to view error codes
                                    -Be able to initiate Application installs,, Patch Installs, Task sequences

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                                    • Revise wording of overused alert "Software center can not be loaded".

                                      The alert stating that SWC itself can not be loaded is displayed prominently over the SWC application running on-screen. Add either more details as to the actual reason for this dialog, like in other areas in the product, or separate messages to describe the fault less generally and with more suitable advice than "try later' as appropriate.

                                      This is specifically not a bug in itself, but a shortcoming in the error trapping mechanism for multiple issues. Typical malfunction of the Provisioning Mode is just one possibility this and can be enumarated clearly in the context of MORE DETAILS. Cosmetically it…

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                                      • Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

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

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                                        • Allow to defer installation / update / whatever for X hours / days from the time a user first sees a notification

                                          Sometimes it's useful to allow a user who has been away for some time to defer an installation for the same amount of time (in days) that other users had (e.g. Win10 Feature Updates) rather than defer until a hard deadline. It would be great to specify that an installation or update could be deferred by the user for X amount of time since the first time they were actually notified. Perhaps as a bonus also have the ability to still have a hard deadline furhter in the future.

                                          e.g. Users have 2 weeks to install the feature update from…

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