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  1. 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" ?

    61 votes
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  2. 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 ...

    57 votes
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  3. 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€¦

    49 votes
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  4. Fix problem with Task Sequences not showing Software Center with Multiple Users logged in

    When you have multiple users logged in on a Machine. Task Sequences only show for the user that first logged in.

    When calling Task Sequences from PowerShell, the same behaviour is observable, only the first user can call the TSs.

    47 votes
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  5. Show update installation progress percentage

    Show the installation progress percentage for installing Microsoft Updates in Software Center, as is being shown in the native Windows Update App starting Windows 10 1709.

    Especially for bigger Cumulative Updates, it's hard to guess when it will be done without a progress indicator.
    If you install the .msu files from the Update Catalog, you'll see a progress bar in the GUI - that should be translated to installation percentage.

    47 votes
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  6. Continue Installation after dependency requires restart

    Around 1706/10...

    Available applications (user deployed) stopped completing installation if a dependency required a restart.

    Users have to go into software center and initiate the application again to continue the installation. Repeat for every dep that requires a restart.

    44 votes
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  7. Download size in Software Center

    As currently as version 1702, the download size for all of the applications and packages in Software Center show "less than 1 MB" and won't show the correct size until after you start the install. This has been happening for a long time.

    41 votes
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  8. New Software Center: Hide already installed packages (not only applications)

    In the 1802 release, the option to hide already installed software was added but only for applications, not packages.
    It'd be a good idea to hide already installed packages, in order to keep the software center easier to the end user understand what still need to be installed.
    Thanks in advance.

    40 votes
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  9. Extend 'Share' feature in Software Center to Task Sequences

    Extend the 'Share' function to Task Sequences. In other words, allow task sequences to be shared, just like Applications can be.

    Use case for this would be for a feature update task sequence.
    We'd like users to be able to double click on a desktop shortcut that takes them right to the TS within the software center. Currently, we get around this by creating an application that executes a powershell command to execute the task sequence, but this is not ideal. Native Share support for task sequences would be ideal for this. #mmsmoa

    37 votes
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  10. Disable toast notifications per depoyment

    It would be of benefit to our organization to specify whether or not a deployment will display a toast notification stating that "New software is available". Reason is that we sometimes we are required to deploy a newer minor reversion that appears as a full application, but it may be an application the user already has installed. An example of that would be Google Chrome. The user will receive a popup notification that new software is available, but when they go into the Software Center nothing "new" to them will be displayed.

    We have consider disabling all notifications in theā€¦

    37 votes
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  11. Scan for new software in software center

    We pin the software center to the Start Menu in Windows 10. We would like there to be a user friendly option, say a "Check for new software!" button that they can press that triggers the appropriate policy actions to run behind the scenes. It's cumbersome to have to go into the client and trigger the policy options manually.

    I have even included a screenshot of how it should look!

    36 votes
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  12. Software Center: Set cutom filter as default start page

    When starting the Software Center, being able to set Filter: "All" to a custom filter to reduce the amount of application visible for the user instead of having 50+ icons

    36 votes
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  13. Suppress Operating System in-place upgrade icon in Software Centre until pre-cached content is completed:

    Currently we are doing in-place upgrades via a task-sequence delivered by SCCM which appears as an available install in Software Centre.

    We would like to either hide or grey-out the 'Available' install operating system icon within Software Centre until the pre-cached files have been delivered to the device, to prevent the user from clicking on the install button before the files have pre-cached to the machine..

    We have disabled the toast notifications warning the users that a new application is available and do not want this upgrade to be delivered as a required installation as this would then be anā€¦

    34 votes
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  14. Application Detection - Add Return Code Option - Clear Install History

    Add a custom Return for applications. "Clears Install History"

    I'm currently deploying office 365, which when launched, prompts users to close apps and continue, however they can click cancel. If they click Cancel, it returns a code to CM which is then logged as a failure. I would like to have a Return Code option in the App DT that says, it the App returns code "123456", then exit out as if it never ran, no failure, no success. So in the software center, the icon says "Install" instead of "Retry", and not show a previous failure. It makes ourā€¦

    34 votes
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  15. Foreground color for Softwarecenter

    When choosing white colour schema you have white letters with white foreground. Would be great if we can choose the foreground colour or if the letters keep black even when you mark Items on white colour schema.
    See

    34 votes
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  16. Software Center - Allow changing "Install" and "Reinstall" text for Package/Program deployments

    Sometimes we make scripts or other tools available to End Users deployed as Available. When users see this in Software Center, they either see "Install" or "Reinstall" buttons.

    In this scenario, we are typically just "Executing" or "Running" the script and nothing ever actually gets "Installed" so it would nice to have the option on these types of Programs to adjust the button text so it more accurately reflects what we are doing with it.

    33 votes
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  17. Software Center showing apps that failed or no longer advertised

    Software Center showing apps that failed or no longer advertised, when apps fail still show up as Available Software, could we get another category (Failed Installs) that doesn't keep popping up and reminding users. Put text field somewhere next to "Installed Software"

    32 votes
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  18. Software center shortcut language

    It's not really a high priority suggestion, but it needs to be revised. The software center shortcut is in english when Windows 10 system is in FR-CA. ("Software Center" instead of "Centre Logiciel"). The configuration manager properties in the control panel is also in english, but the Software Center main panel language is in french as it should. We don't have this trouble when we are in a FR-FR Windows 10. Actually, our workaround is to create a new shortcut for the users (with softwarecenter:).

    30 votes
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  19. Allow the Deployment of a Task Sequence to have a "Available" date and a "Deadline Date" .

    I'm deploying a Task Sequence to update our company's machines Bios to mitigate the Meltdown/Spectre. It would be helpful for the enduser, that SCCM would be able to deploy the Task Sequence with a "Available" time/date and a "Deadline" time date, this way the end user is not surprised by the TS being deployed as "Required" and the auto reboot catch's them by surprise.

    29 votes
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  20. remove the hide button from computer restart Dialog that user cannot close

    When using the client settings - computer Restart - display a dialog box the user cannot close... with a countdown interval , the dialog displayed show a hidden button that didn't work.
    If people cannot hide the dialog, then why not 'hide' the hide button ? That button creates expectations that are not met, and thus frustration.

    29 votes
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