Can we add ability to create "Favorites" folder where we could add quick bookmarks - links to different areas of SCCM console?
Jesse Schauer commented
I use application dependencies a lot and in general this works well in my environment. Setting them up is currently a bit cumbersome because you need to create the dependency then add the applications/deployment types to the dependency. I find that there are some dependencies that I use very commonly (Visual C++ Redistributables, .NET) where I'm always setting up the same dependency for different apps.
Instead of manually having to do this for each application, it would be nice to save these dependencies somehow so they could easily be added from a saved list. Perhaps the console could remember recently created dependencies? Or maybe a new node could be created under Application Management (similar to Global Conditions) where pre-defined common dependencies could be created and easily selected from in the Deployment-type creation workflow?
Keeping all of your common links in a single section would be great
Allow user to pin Device Collections to the side bar similar to how you can pin frequently used folders in Explorer. I work in a small part of a large university so it takes me a lot of clicks to get to my own device collections.
Steve Fraun commented
On our admin console for us to deploy, we have to open device collection ...scroll down to our "category" which ours starts with a "Z" then find the computer and scroll down again to add to our "Imaging" collection.
Would be nice to have shortcut or "Favorite" collection(s) to quickly move between.
We create software update Group clubbing patches together
if you could add some feature like when we right click on any patch we can get option to pic the patch or mark as start/favorite for example if we are searching for the missing patches/want to remove couple of patches from the SUG and finding is easy however each time search and removing will be more waste of time instead of it during search we will pin point/mark as start icon on the patch to remove later once at time that is idea behind requesting create/enable such features in SCCM.
Allow us to add favorite nodes/folders
Rory Chapman commented
This would be helpful. Along the same lines the ability to have shortcuts in Application Management that point to applications organized into other folder in the console would also be helpful.
Matt W commented
AND/OR Frequently Used list! Not just for collections... what about Task Sequences, Applications, etc.
How is this not a thing yet? Seems like a super easy win.
Aaron G commented
Any movement on this. I want to vote on this as well but my votes are tied up currently.
Merlin From Belgium commented
I will refer to the Windows 10 File Explorer's quick access panel, where you can pin locations and see frequently used folders. In the CM admin console, there are the saved and recent searches, available in the action bar. It might be more intuitive to have the File Explorer quick access style copied into the admin console.
PS You may remember this as part of the idea I submitted for the MMSMOA 2018 hackathon.
This is in fact call for the UX redesign.
Every time you switch from, say, Applications (\subFolder\subFolder\...) to Monitoring or Assests and Compliance, then have to go all the way back :\
Why not create separate tabs or something like that ?
I know I could probably open more consoles
Marius A. Skovli commented
Jumping back and forth between UI's in Console is inefective. Memorize some of the few places an admin uses the most and stick those places to the side of the ConfigMgr Console like favorites. Came from SCUGno Oktober Meeting 2018
Add a personalized workspace that will show all frequently viewed tabs in sccm console. This is same feature that's included in SCOM console. A user can have his personalized console with all the tabs that they use like one particular collection, report, application, and so on
Not simply a frequent action, but one able to traverse down into the desired folder for each favorite entry stored.
Anthony Brown commented
An idea for quickly getting to my more frequently used collections
There should be a favorites option to add all the folders we access 100 times a day. a new item called favorites in navigation pane where we can pin items. Eg : I can add a folder from compliance, add Operating system from Software library or a subfolder from Software library, add query folder or a individual query from Monitoring. Add distribution points or sites or Azure Services all in one favorites side pane item which will make it so easy to work with everyday.
Marc Pichel commented
Fully agree. Depending on business operations or simply your duties, there is always a subset or reports that you regularly access. This is one case of "too much information kills the information". Why not do something along the lines of what you do in WSUS where you can select the criteria for your searches. Even without going that far, just being able to keep some of the out-of-the-box reports as favorites (much like Internet bookmarks) would be a big time-gainer.
Daniel Staiger commented
There is allready the functionallity to pin a certain collection as a node to the console under the node "Devices" by double-clicking this collection.
It would be very helpful to pin the collection by right-clicking it. The collection should stay there until right-clicking "Close node" again. Even when closing the console.
This would be very helpful for a software rollout, because we have to watch these collections for 1-2 weeks.
Having this functionallity for deployments (Monitoring), SoftwareUpdateGroups, and so on would be brilliant.
Andrei Pryymak commented
I agree and support