Real-time installation status per-machine or collection
Display real-time installation status on a per machine or per collection basis within the SCCM console. For instance, if installing 20 software updates to a single client, one has to log into the client, launch Software Center, and view the installation status for each update. This status could be installing, waiting to install, reboot required, etc. Rolling this up into the console to say installing 1 of 20, 5% complete, installing application X, 25% complete, running task sequence step 4 of 10, 40% complete, rebooting, back online, etc. would be valuable on a per server or per collection basis. This could perhaps be a column in the console, or a separate dashboard. Further drill-down could direct the admin to another location in the console, or two a more detailed report.
The current alternative is to use SSRS reports, which take some time for status/state messages to filter back through the hierarchy, be processed, and become available in the report, and finding the correct report for the data.
This functionality would be similar to installing Software Updates using VMM, or even BladeLogic. Perhaps this functionality can also be turned on or off based on a collection or deployment with the caveat that it would either increase or minimize real-time network traffic traversing from the client(s) to the Site Server the console is connected to.