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Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

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      • Mads Krag Dam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is what is holding my corp. back from using the new UI. Multi-select is a must - preferably with "normal" CTRL+mouse-click and SHIFT+select - checkboxes are also good :) And they should be default shown - in the current Updates-view, I have to enable the checkbox-view.

      • Levi Stevens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also add a multiple installer progress status. This is already needed for patches, to show "Installing 1 of 40 updates. Installing KB34324 (50%)". If you added the ability to add multiple applications, its should also show "Installing 1 of 4 applications. Installing Acrobat Reader (50%)". Also, when I click "Install" button and another action is already in progress, please just add it to the queue and allow me to see all actions in progress in System Center (unless hidden by admin).

      • Enrico Bellstedt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        multi-select of applications is a must have for users within a huge company with dozen of application deployments each month

      • Nate Miranda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        They fixed Software Updates in 1606, per the other thread for such, but totally missed it for Applications.

        This is literally preventing us from using the new look. It would also be nice to control the view systematically with a client setting, as the icon view is horrible, cutting off the application names.

      • Anthony Marzetta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A must have for both Applications and Software Updates. It was supposedly added back with 1606, but we are at that version and the capability is not back yet.

      • Harald Thiel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The meaning of software center will increase more and more because the development of task automation will try to pass work and decision to the end user. With a strictly "user based" defined software deployment the end user can personalize a generic machine for his own. But not with endless clicking ;-)
        Please create "multi selection" as soon as possible. Thankx

      • raphael weber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the "old" softwarecenter it was possible to install multiple applications or packages at once via checkboxes. In the new softwarecenter these checkboxes are no longer available. Please give us that option back to install multiple applications at once!

      • Glenn Turner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In the old (2012) Software Center, the applications and software updates were grouped in one tab, and we had a "Install all required" option. Now that Software updates are on a different tab, there is no way for a user to force-install all required applications in one go.

        Any chance of adding a button?

      • Bart Jekiel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add the tick boxes back; we've just upgraded to 1602 and had a 'slap on the forehead' morning when the support guys were trying to install 40+ patches on several newly built machines. The new 'functionality' is ridiculous.

      • Saddam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The old software center was much more handy when it comes to use to install the updates

      • Ray Dudas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Users are refraining to update due to the amount of time they lose having to select and install software/patches individually.

      • Tony Valenzuela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SCCM remote control is not very "tech" friendly when a user has multiple screens. It is very to hard to see what you are doing and almost impossible to read what's on your screen.

      • Alexander Romero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When managing large environments it becomes a tedious task to not have the ability to multi-select applications to be installed as we have to individually select each one. This request is all about adding functionality services in a streamlined fashion.

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