Allow Multiple Custom Tabs in Software Center
With 1806 we have the ability to add a custom tab to Software Center. This makes this the place to go for all your IT needs.
We would like to see this extended further by allowing admins to add more than one tab to Software Center. Hopefully our users would never need to leave Software Center for their IT experience in Windows with this feature.
You can now add up to 5 custom tabs in Software Center starting in the 1906 release.
Thanks for the feedback!
Grant Morgan commented
Can you also add in support for some variables in the URL for the custom tabs -- Example https://test.domain.com/app/homepage.aspx?computername=[%ComputerName%]
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.
it would also be useful to see a basic navigation menu at the top of the screen to allow users to browse. We use a static landing page as the go to place for ICT but navigating between the different pages is not a good experience.
It would also be useful if software center resets back to the original URL each time the page is closed to give customers a uniform experience.
I would also like to be able to set customisable icon files for packages and task sequences, the same as we can do for applications to make Software Center look professional.
It could also be useful to include an Admin tab - made available to users in a dedicated security role that would allow advanced users, customers or IT staff to carry out troubleshooting steps, repair SCCM client, customisable IT scripts, etc etc.
Martin Wheeler commented
I would like to see an option for Maintenance tasks TAB, these tasks wouldn't be managed as a standard deployment where you would select "Install", the behaviour would have the option to "run" and therefore is not governed by deployment settings, the idea being these tasks can be run again and again when required. An example would be the clearing of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder, seem to have to do this on a regular basis to fix software update deployments. We use PowerShell script to delete this folder and stop/restart pertinent services.