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  1. SCCM updates: User Experience - Reboot notifications

    Here is the User experience for the update process as I understand it:

    1. System tray balloon appears saying 'software changes are required'

    2. System tray balloon appears saying 'downloading and installing software'

    3. System tray balloon appears saying 'Restart required: Recently installed updates require your machine to be restarted'

    4. *It is here I would like the larger temporary notification reboot window to appear but it doesn't.

    5. Permanent notification reboot window appears and stays on the screen

    I would like option 4 to be possible. Without this it seems quite easy for users to miss seeing the balloonā€¦

    1,887 votes
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  2. Software Center: Add categories to maching targetted deployments.

    The new Software Center in 1511 should also categorize Applications using the user category even if it is not deployed to users but systems instead. It should reflect the user category no matter what.

    361 votes
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  3. Software Center "Sort by" default view

    Change default "sort by" order from "Most recent" to Alphabetic list (Application name A-Z). Or remember the setting for the client. Or allow a SysAdmin setting for site-wide default setting. It always resets back to Most recent.

    287 votes
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  4. Stop unnecessary "New software is available" pop-up on each logon after a user has uninstalled an available application.

    After a user installs an application that was deployed as "Available", but later uninstalls the application, the user gets a balloon pop-up every time they logon saying "New software is available".

    There is NO way to prevent this from happening apart from removing the user from the collection where the application was deployed, and adding them back. This has been the case since CM12 was released but this is not a desirable behavior especially when there's no "valid" way of preventing this.

    281 votes
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  5. Windows Store for Business icons in Software Center

    Creating an online/offline install for an application from Wsfb should add the icon from the store to the application in SCCM / Software Center.

    A custom icon can be added but unlike standard apps there is no way to extract the icon from the application.

    Integrating the store icons would go a long way to polishing the end result for users.

    140 votes
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  6. Animated GIFs as icons in Software Center

    It would be pretty šŸ”„if software center supported animated GIFs for App icons

    122 votes
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  7. Software Center Required Deployment Default User Options

    Allow the ability to change the default radio button on the Software Center Dialog Box that is notifying users about "Critical Software Maintenance must be..."
    I'd like to change this per deployment. Example, I'd like Software Updates to keep the default it has now "Right now"
    but change some Applications or a TS to "Outside my Business Hours". I'm going to have users launch that popup when they see the toast notification, and click "OK" to get rid of the window, then the Upgrade TS will start and make for an unhappy user experience.

    I'd like to keep the toastā€¦

    104 votes
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  8. Software Center: Add Ability to Launch the Application

    Would like to have the ability for the end user to not just install an available deployment, but also launch it there. The way I envision this happening is once the user has installed an available deployment, the "Install" button would change to a "Launch" button, and the Uninstall button would be perhaps a separate button, etc., or perhaps even the icon of the application could be used to launch it and the Install/Uninstall behavior could remain the same.

    The benefit of this would be (1) if you removed the start menu or other entry points to the application andā€¦

    96 votes
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  9. 76 votes
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    Noted  ·  sangeev responded

    Updated by bobmn for sangeev/OSD

  10. 68 votes
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  11. Software Center Dark Mode

    Make a dark mode that switches with the Windows 10 dark mode system setting. Also add fluent design system to Software Center. Make its appearance more co-herent with the Windows 10 settings app GUI.

    62 votes
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  12. software center custom notification

    I often get questions from users saying "is this legit?" referring to the toast/balloon notifications presented on their desktop from Software Center. The notification states "Software changes are required. Your IT department requires changes to the software on your computer. click here for options." This could easily be confused with spoof antivirus popups claiming your computer needs to be fixed!

    I would like the ability to customize these notifications in the Administration > Client Settings node > Computer Agent settings. The "Organization name displayed in Software Center" shows on the Title page AFTER you open SC, but it would beā€¦

    60 votes
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  13. Make Software Center faster

    (New) Software Center is way too slow with say 100+ software and it loads software in batches of 60. If "Sort by:" is used or another tab is visited then loading begins again. And again in the batches of 60.
    Implement some kind of a cache (and maybe poll wmi in the background) to speed things up and make UI usable.

    59 votes
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  14. More control of the Software Center

    Give us the possibility to
    a) do a fine configuration centrally of the SW Center
    e.g. sorting order, list view, filters, etc.
    b) keep users settings of the SW Center
    e.g. list view, sorting, tabs
    c) provide more detail status
    e.g. why "Waiting to install" ?

    58 votes
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  15. Stronger user notification when software installs are pending

    On the lock screen - create a message that says: you have software ready to install in XX days (or by xx date, yy time) - when software is available and waiting for the install deadline. This way it is visible to users as they come back from lunch or meeting or bio.
    Even better if you can make the screen change color (GAR) as the date gets closer ...

    55 votes
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  16. Task Sequence Property - Software Center class

    Task Sequence Property - Software Center class
    Currently, Task Sequences only show up under OS Deployments list. There are many people who utilize task sequences for application based deployments and setups on systems out there. For it to only show here on the new Software Center makes it confusing for end users.

    Solution: Dropdown menu on Task Sequence properties to tag it for either the OS Deployments or Application categories on software center. This way, it can easily be controlled where it needs to show up.

    53 votes
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  17. Allow customization of the generic software center "critical software" toast/pop-up message

    Allow the text to be customized for the hard-coded "critical software" message from software center. Many things are now customizable; but this text is still hard coded for customers.

    49 votes
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  18. AutoVPN profile does not have an AlwaysOn option in SCCM VPN profile Wizard

    There is no option in SCCM VPN profile wizard for AlwaysON autovpn solution. Both HP companies are around 300,000 users trying to implement autoVPN solution and need to have this option added.
    There has been already discussions with the PM's around this subject.

    46 votes
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  19. 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.

    46 votes
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  20. Change the way the new tag is used in software center

    There is the great functionality of tagging "new" software in the software center and showing this software right at the top of all apps. Today this tag is dependent on the date the deployment has been created and or set to be available for 7 days as a global setting. It would be great to show this tag from a users perspective. This would also align to the often used concept of having a collection with the software deployed and the members get added on demand. So if a customer is ordering a software it is shown on his clientā€¦

    40 votes
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