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  1. 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.

    27 votes
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  2. Notifications require to improve the user experience better in Certain areas

    Notifications:

    Reboot notification message for application/package deployments:

    when an application or a package requires a reboot, if it is a mandatory deployment, it will show a notification in system tray based on the 'Computer Restart' Client settings.
    But, it would be grateful if we have a notification message to show to the end users after the installation.
    This is been recently added for Task Sequence based deployments. There a is a tab ‘User notification’ in the properties of Task Sequence.
    Likewise, if we get this option for Application based and package based deployments, but with options to customize the message…

    26 votes
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  3. SCCM CB 1806 - Software Center slow to load "available" user-deployed apps

    In SCCM CB 1806, we're no longer leveraging the AppCatalog roles for User-deployed applications With that said, I spoke to Mark Silvey and Raghu Kethineni at MS Ignite to express some concerns around how long it takes Software Center to load (50 seconds to over 1 minute) the initial list of applications after a user launches Software Center. We have A LOT of apps we make available to users.

    Is there any way to speed this up from an IIS / Management Point perspective (cmuser service authentication / lookup ? )

    Or maybe perform an initial query of '50 apps'…

    26 votes
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  4. Allow users to plan any deployment with a time picker

    Available, required, doesn't matter.
    Give users a "Plan" button, like we have with required deployments, and allow them to pick a time, and allow them to reboot after the install is done.
    Right now, the "Plan" button is only present on Required deployments with a deadline.
    Right now, the "Restart automatically my computer if needed" checkbox is only present if you choose "Outside my business hours".

    Yes, this is a three-for-one. Inspired by Brian Dam's tweet https://twitter.com/bdam555/status/1220469791284219904

    Use case 1: User has been instructed to install an available application, but is busy working. User plans the install for 11:30, where…

    25 votes
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  5. Allow Software Center Link to open in other browsers

    Currently the "softwarecenter:" links to apps in Software Center only open in Internet Explorer.
    Ideally this should work in all browsers, but at least Edge.

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  6. Make the request text box a required field for applications that require approval in Software Center

    For applications that require an approval in Software Center, make the text box on the request screen a required field, preventing the user from submitting the request until a reason is given. Also maybe make the text box title "Reason for request" - or better yet make the title customizable per application. As it is now, we get most requests with a "blank" text box requiring us to circle back with the user to get this information prior to approving the application.

    25 votes
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  7. Hide software center from some users, availible to others

    Provide a security group based method to hide software center from showing in the start menu. For example, domain users would not even see it in the start menu, but administrators would. The /ExcludeFeatures is a step in the right direction, but overkill for some customers who still want admins to have access.

    25 votes
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  8. Change Custom Tab from using IE Engine

    I would like the ability to be able to change the browser engine that is used in the Custom Tab in Software Center. Currently it is using IE and I would like to be able to change it to use another browser. I prefer Chrome but would at least settle for Edge.

    24 votes
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  9. Speed up Software Centre searches by returning user results first

    Currently Software Centre searches the computer WMI for applications to install then uses the MP to get user results.

    User results are returned instantly where as WMI can take a long time on slower computers.
    If the user results were returned first it would be a better experience.

    23 votes
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  10. SCCM updating Office 365 source install files.

    SCCM should be able to update the Office Source files when new builds of Office are out. This should be able to be done in the background and automatically. I work with the Office Deployment team have had many customer upset that they need to update the source files for installs.

    21 votes
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  11. Default expansion of 'More information' section in 'Required software changes…' dialog

    By default, the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog, that details what software specifically will be changed, is obstructed from the user’s view because it is collapsed. To see details of the affected software, the user must manually click the caret which is not apparent to many.

    Provide a client policy setting that enables the expansion of the 'More information' section in the 'Required software changes…' dialog as a default.

    21 votes
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  12. Software Center: Add support for multiple category filtering.

    the new Software Center (v1511) should have an option to filter per category (or multiple), like you have on the app catalog website today

    19 votes
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  13. Realtime health info of client via Software Center

    This will help the 1st line support to gather more client information without having to contact 2nd line specialists, and possibly solve more incidents on their own.

    The Software Center, when launched, should be able to read and display client status information and connectivity with server in a simplified UI, understandable to the Service Desk employees/ 1st line support.

    This can include Policy evaluation status, connectivity with management point, certificate status, app-evaluation status, etc

    19 votes
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  14. Limit Simultaneous Application Downloads in Software Center

    When machine gets rebuilt and the client discovers all of the requred software deployments it previously had, it attempts to download them all at the same time. More than half the time the client gets stuck due to this and needs to be reinstalled for software deployments to continue (sometimes multiple times before it gets everything installed). It would seem that if we had the ability to set an allowed number of simultaneious downloads (lets say 5 at a time), this problem wouldn't occur.

    We install lots of applicaions in our lab environments due to shared lab spaces.

    18 votes
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  15. allow custom tabs ms-windows-store://pdp additionally to http://

    can you please allow ms-windows-store://pdp as a link in the custom tabs? now it is only allowed to have http:// and https:// links as a custom tab.
    If you allow this, we can open the Store App in the Software Center, as a single point of app/application selection/install for the Endusers.

    17 votes
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  16. Add a Date Modified for each app to be added as a column in Software Center installation status

    Users are accustomed to seeing “Last Run Time” in RAP and it was easy to sort by that column to see apps installed by date. The “Date Modified” appears to be the “last run time” in Software Center but we have to click on each app in the Installation Status tab to see the date modified info.

    16 votes
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  17. Suspend Software Center activities when in PowerPoint presentation mode

    Currently, there exists a setting in Software Center to "suspend Software Center activities when my computer is in presentation mode." Users don't have any idea what Windows Presentation Mode is. Ideally, the setting would stop Software Center activities when PowerPoint is running a presentation. That is often when you'd want to stop Software Center from installing something anyway.

    16 votes
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  18. Approval workflows for Software Center

    Approval portal for software and image requests. Have the user's manager, LOB tech lead, procurement, or the app owner (or combo of many) provide approvals for software or a Windows feature release. Ex. an LOB tech lead could provide approvals for all Windows Fall Creators updates to his/her LOB, thereby first ensuring all LOB apps have been certified for the build.

    15 votes
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  19. Software Center Error - Display Error Code Details

    When a deployment fails in Software Center, and you click the "Failed" link, it will then show an error code. Ten, we have to Google (excuse me, I mean Bing) the error code or look in CMTrace to find out what it means. Could Software Center do the same thing that CMTrace does, and look up the error and display what it means there in the Software Center window?

    15 votes
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  20. Ability to customize Application catalog

    It would be very nice and useful for many customers to have the ability to customize the application catalog site in terms of custom backgrounds/icons or page layout.

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