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Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

Allow custom icons for Task Sequences and Packages/Programs in Software Center.

Currently the icons are all a default icon, which can be confusing for end users if there are multiple deployed to a workstation.

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      • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I manage with JAMF (Self Service) and SCCM (Software Center) on the daily. Yike...come on Microsoft! You are getting destroyed.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was just a going to make my own thing here requesting this. Mostly for Packages because deploying Adobe and AutoDesk having the ability to add an icon for end users would be a god send. Please make this a thing. or at least explain what is so complicated about not making it a thing.

      • Sean Sheehy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes definitely needed. Users are unsure of what to click on, unless they read each one carefully.

      • Andrew Reeves commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been more than 2 years with almost 1,000 votes. What's the magic number we need to hit in order to make this happen?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is definitely needed. We have some scripts that run to install important applications, and because of the way these install we have had little success with the application model. Packages seem much more consistent. The ONLY downside is that it's not easily distinguishable to end-users.

      • Scott Chivington commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, users are easily confused. Having fancy icons is actually very necessary, better overall user experience.

      • David Westbrook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the education sector we are always dealing with poorly coded apps that need a variety of methods to install unattended; which leads us to use a combination of applications, packages and task sequences to roll out software.

        The inability to add software center icons to packages and task sequences makes the app less intuitive to users, who wonder why some apps have icons and others don't. It creates doubt in there mind which although slight, is enough to make them feel unsure which spoils the user experience.

        Adding the ability to add icons to packages and task sequences would be very useful for us; I'd also like the ability to put a more detailed packaged / TS description along with the deployment - but icons would be a great first step.

      • Ken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a feature that is needed.
        No mater how you try, application do not replace all the functions of packages that are required.

        They need icons to be identified easily in the Software Centre.

      • Andrew Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Users find it confusing as to why some applications in Software Center have nice new icons and others have a grey square with arrows. Please let us add shiny, new icons to old packages as it will make the user experience much better

      • Chris Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since upgrading to 1710, we have been adding new icons since the size was expanded to 500 x 500. Perhaps they should be called tiles now. All the programs with default icons are so tiny and ugly. There are applications, utilities, and scripts that don't fit into Application Model. Task Sequences too. Please add the ability to have custom icons, tiles, or whatever you want to call them to the product. Or at least provide options for nicer looking defaults.

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