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  1. LockScreen Integration & User Information improvement

    For Software Center or the agent should it be possible to bublish the most important Information like reboot times, Service Releases or big Updates Wave where are available directly to the LockScreen of Windows 10. The user Information improvement should also be better in the Software Center directly.

    Another cool feature should be the Integration of requestable Localadmin Priviledge out of the Software Center. Like a JIT Integration for Primary users. so that we can remove local adminrigts completly an let SCCM controll a requestable Access.

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    • Reword Dialog "Software changes must be applied to your computer after..."

      "Software changes must be applied to your computer after xx/xx/xxxx"

      The wording here is kind of awkward in this dialog box. Saying that the updates "must be applied after" hints that the user might have to apply these updates manually after the deadline. I've had calls from users wondering if we want them to do something after the deadline. I think the dialog's intention would be clearer if it said something like:

      "Software changes will automatically be applied to your computer after XX/XX/XXXX at XX:XX AM/PM"

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      • Software Center icon on desktop

        I would love the ability to put the Software Center icon on the desktop instead of burying it in the Start menu. That way my users have a quick and easy way to get to it. Maybe there's already a way to do it?

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        • Automatic icon download in Application Catalog for known vendors

          With ConfigMgr recently changing the icon size to a high resolution spec it has created a world of hurt and a manual task to create the icons again.

          ConfigMgr should provide a feature that auto includes icons / logos for known vendors from a central repository. It would cut down a lot of time for admins around the world and keep the catalogue looking pretty and consistent.

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          • Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot forget it

            Add a command line switch that can be ran remotely to set computer as primary for end user. The Web link works OK but a lot of techs and end users forget to set the machine.

            I've scripted opening the Web portal but if I'm not setting up the PC other techs forget.

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            • Software Center should display when machine and user policy last updated

              It could be nice to have a possibility to se e.g. in Softwarecenter when computer and user polices were updates last time.

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              • Allow user messaging

                It would be nice to have a ability to show custom messages to inform the user that a software installation is in progress and the computer must not be restarted or disconnect from the network.
                Something similar to outlook notifications.
                This should be specific for each package/application; and it should be available at least at begin/end of installation (or even in case of error)

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                • Add/Remove Programs Report

                  Add/Remove Programs Report across ALL PCs in collection

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                  • SCCM Application Approval E-Mail User Manager

                    Add either a powershell cmdlet for application approval that allows for a parameter of e-mail to allow administrator to create scheduled function to query users manager through AD, or to add the ability set in the deployment to look up the users manager according to AD - in addition to the default e-mail to the SCCM administrators.

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                    • I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and

                      I would like the start menu shortcut for software center on POSReady 2009 to work. We have POSReady 2009, which I believe is supported, and the start menu .lnk for the Software Center shortcut is not working due to "softwarecenter:" being the target in the shortcut. When you try to launch software center from the shortcut, we receive the following error: "Unable to open this Internet Shortcut. The protocol "softwarecenter" does not have a registered program." I don't believe there is a "softwarecenter" file type. :)

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                      • Software Center customization for USERS

                        I really like the recent improvements to customize and brand Software Center. However, it we are only able to target Computer collections. We have a need to be able to target a USER collection.

                        For example, we want our end-users to see a different Software Center then our Admin and Tech users.

                        In future development, could you consider expanding this option?.

                        Also, it would be nice to be able to differentiate applications deployed to Users vs. Computers from within Software Center. One thing I miss about the old Software Center is it only showed advertisements to Computers, and you had…

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                        • Allow to defer installation / update / whatever for X hours / days from the time a user first sees a notification

                          Sometimes it's useful to allow a user who has been away for some time to defer an installation for the same amount of time (in days) that other users had (e.g. Win10 Feature Updates) rather than defer until a hard deadline. It would be great to specify that an installation or update could be deferred by the user for X amount of time since the first time they were actually notified. Perhaps as a bonus also have the ability to still have a hard deadline furhter in the future.

                          e.g. Users have 2 weeks to install the feature update from…

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                          • Make Software Center Links Trusted by Office

                            Software Center's ability to produce a direct link to an available application is great, however when you send the resulting link via email the end user gets a "Unsafe Location" warning prompt. Please add an option to automatically add the softwarecenter: location to the list of trusted locations in office, similarly to how there is an option to add the app catalog to the list of trusted sites. The exact regkey needed is below.

                            HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Common\Security\Trusted Protocols\All Applications\softwarecenter:

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                            • Ability to customize SoftwareCenter icon size and views

                              I realize there are already some request for custom icons, but please make the icons smaller or better yet: make the default views customizable.
                              The List view still wastes too much space. Also you should be able to sort by klicking on the row headers.

                              I am still using the old SW center because it is much easier to view, especially for the updates.
                              Speaking of the updates view, the install all button is good, but when you switch to selecting there is no select all. Which would be very helpful if you just want to skip ONE single update…

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                              • Next available maintenace window - Improvements

                                Great work on the improvements on the new software center – especially the next available Maintenance Window … but … why stuff it under need a tab and then a subtab ?

                                A few reasons why I want it in the top right corner :

                                1. I really think an end user is not going to drill down to the tab below to find the info. The user and helpdesk really want to see it when they open software center . What is going on in detail , can be found under a subtab for all I care .
                                2.…

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                                • Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

                                  Software Center Command Line Switch Addition

                                  It is not currently possible to choose between the All and Upcoming views on the Installation status page in Software Center via command line.

                                  We would love to have a programmatic call the Upcoming view for end users on their maintenance window day. This way, we can (forcibly but kindly) inform people of what's about to happen to their device(s).

                                  This is what it might look like: "C:\WINDOWS\CCM\ClientUX\SCClient.exe" softwarecenter:Page=InstallationStatus FilterType=0 SortType=6 View=Upcoming" <-- The "View" switch is the addition.

                                  P.S. Long live Banco de Gaia!

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                                  • Suppress "New software is available" for hidden tabs

                                    In newer versions of SCCM CB, we've had the option of hiding certain tabs in Software Center, which has been immensely useful in allowing us to present a cleaner, focused interface to end-users. Among other tabs, we choose to hide the "Operating Systems" tab, since we administer task sequence deployments end-to-end.

                                    However, when we make a task sequence available to those clients, the "New software is available" notification is still displayed for those deployments, and visiting the Software Center obviously won't allow the user to see the deployment. Needless to say, this makes for a confusing UX. Setting "Show notifications…

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                                    • Add view to Software Center to track deployments

                                      Add a tab that displays the history of all changes (TS, Packages, Applications, Updates, Compliance Remediation, ...) done by ConfigMgr Client. This should be possible to order by date or Name. It should also keep track of changes by packages that were deployed and run in the past, but are not deployed anymore.
                                      In best case provide this as an WMI class, which can be added to HINV optionally.

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                                      • software center - options section

                                        Being able to configure the Software Center options section settings in the client settings. Example being able to specify business hours from the GUI instead of having to create CI/Baseline with PowerShell scripts....

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                                        • Open the Application Catalog web site link customization

                                          Enable customization "Open the Application Catalog web site link" in Software Center. Usefull especially for customers using own Application catalog. Enable editing of the link name and its URL.

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