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  1. New Application Install Notifications

    I'd like to see some more dynamic notifications in the way Software Center communicates to users.

    For example, a device pending a restart seems to just sit with a status of waiting to install - could this be changed so that if a device is pending a restart either through ConfigMgr or the reboot flag on the device a user message is displayed advising users to reboot and retry.

    There are occasions in application installs, inplace upgrades where ConfigMgr is doing exactly what it should do but presents the user with a failure message rather than a more appropriate userā€¦

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  2. Device is not applicable (Human readable error)

    When adding dependencies to an application in ConfigMgr, there is no way of giving the user an informational error message if requirements are not met. The user will simply see ā€œThis software is not applicable to your device.ā€

    We need to use dependencies on an application that require Adobe Acrobat Pro / Reader to be installed. The problem is that the customer has multiple versions of Acrobat Pro/Reader, so we cannot automatically install it.

    If we could display a more informational error message to the customer: ā€œPlease install the appropriate Adobe Acrobat Pro / Reader first from Software Center toā€¦

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  3. Change Configuration Manager restarts computer TO Configuration Manager controls restart AND support the Site Control List return codes

    Currently, when a Program option is set to 'Configuration Manager restarts computer', the return code is evaluated for 0 or non-zero only. A return of 0 restarts the computer whereas a non-zero is considered a failure and does not reboot the computer. The Site Control List already has Success, SuccessRebootRequired and FailureNonRetry return codes defined. I'm guessing they are used for Applications but they should also be used for Programs.

    Please change the 'After running' option from 'Configuration Manager restarts computer' to 'Configuration Manager controls restart' and support the Site Control List return codes.

    ** Maybe change Configuration Manager logsā€¦

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  4. Display or Reinstall Users Previously Installed Applications in Software Center

    We have moved to making more and more applications available to user collections for a self-service model of application deployment. We still have multiple request for direct assignment to devices so users dont have to find and install their applications in Software Center.

    It would be great if Software Center could display applications that users installed and previously installed on retired devices. This would get us one step closer to providing that similar experience to the mobile devices.

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  5. Show installed Updates in "Update" tab

    make currently installed Updates in the update section in the softwarecenter visible. That makes it a lot easier to find out what updates (MS or third party) is currently installed. For the admin and the user.

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  6. Adding a device to multiple deployment collection

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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.

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  14. 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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  15. Make application approvals require user to enter managers email address

    In my organization we have multiple Business Units that all have different managers. When software approvals are needed, it would be beneficial for us to have the user's reporting manager cc'd on the approval list. This information is already in the user AD profile and should be able to be retrieved automatically.

    User A submits request.

    Pre-set approvals - Licensing@company.org
    Auto approver added - Software Center > AD > User Profile > Reporting Manager > Reporting Manager's AD Profile > Reporting Manager's Email Address > Send Approval

    6 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Labeling Software Center Buttons and Fields for Accessibility

    Currently, when using a screen reader (like JAWS or NVDA), Software Center is very difficult to use because the fields and controls lack labels. For example, searching for a title in the library, there are two radio buttons for changing views between a list and a grid, but the rest lack indication of their purpose. Example (Using NVDA)

    All radio button not checked L - Required radio button checked R -- (Fields should have clear labels or "All" and "required" but currently have underscores in each word. Also, should be contained in a fieldset with a legend of "Type"ā€¦

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  18. Suspend all activities during the Teams call

    Suspend all activities during the Teams call

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  19. 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

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  20. 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 ourā€¦

    34 votes
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