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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€¦

    2,027 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.

    368 votes
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  3. 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.

    353 votes
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  4. Software Center: Support multi-select of applications

    The ability to multi-select applications to be installed via the Software Center, so as to create an installation queue.

    287 votes
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  5. Software Center (1602) icons are blurry

    In the new Software Center the icons in the catalog are blurry. I have attempted to upload new ICO's with better quality, but the results remain the same. Please consider resolving the quality issue and/or allowing larger icon resolutions above 250x250. The new Software Center is nice, but only if we make it that way with professional icons.

    217 votes
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  6. Software Center: Show only available Software (Hide already installed req. Software)

    New Software Center: show only available Software which the user actually can install/uninstall (hide already installed req. Software, which is installed as System)

    213 votes
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  7. Allow customizable Software Center notifications for upgrade task sequences

    For Windows servicing and in-place upgrade task sequences, grant the ability to customize all fields of the popup. With 1610 custom messaging was added, but it only applies to one field. Suggestions are as follows:
    For the first one:
    ā€¢ Messaging is unclear as it says "Critical software maintenance must be completed on your computer afterā€¦" when in fact it needs to be done before or by the date highlighted.
    ā€¢ We were originally going to recommend rephrasing that but instead would ask to make all fields customizable inside of SCCM to tailor messaging to the organization's end users. Thisā€¦

    175 votes
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    Most of the asks here have been completed.

    These two smaller UV items remain. Please use your freed up votes to help us prioritize:

    Customize “critical software” text:
    https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/34609345-allow-customization-of-the-generic-software-center

    Allow branding for all
    software center / end user dialogs: https://configurationmanager.uservoice.com/forums/300492-ideas/suggestions/18984631-software-center-custom-notification

  8. Software Center: Add the ability to customize Software Center

    Create a Software Center Builder similar to the Admin Console Builder application. The ability to customize the Software Center is a frequent ask from customers and this would provide the ability to customize elements to improve end user usability, such as hiding elements that may confuse customers.

    163 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Software Center  ·  Flag idea as inappropriateā€¦  ·  Admin →

    This capability is available in the 1710 release of Configuration Manager. More details available here https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2017/11/20/now-available-update-1710-for-system-center-configuration-manager/. There are a lot of different suggestions on this one. This work represents just a few:

    1. Ability to hide/show tabs
    2.Company name/Logo/Color separate from Intune
    3. Framework to add additional customizations (more quickly) in future releases based on feedback.

    If your particular comment/request is not one of these please give us the feedback through a new suggestion. We’re very interested in seeing the feedback.

    Thanks!

    Mark

  9. Software Center View Settings configurable in Client Settings

    Would love to see the ability to set list view or tile view for Software Center in the Client Settings. List view is much easier to read that tile view and having users change it manually is difficult. Not to mention the settings don't save.

    149 votes
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  10. Software Center: Add support for direct link to application and direct link to installation via protocol handler.

    The new Software Center supports the "Page" command line option, but I could not find a way to jump directly to an app details page (the one that shows the Install button).

    (I'd like to change my application catalog notification tool to open softwarecenter instead of iexplore with the app details page.)

    Additionally it would be nice if the tab/page changes respecting the new command line given when software center is already open.

    85 votes
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  11. New Softwarecenter: Save View-Settings: list view vs. tile view

    The new Softwarecenter supports list view and tile view. users should be able to save the view-settings.

    57 votes
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  12. 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.

    56 votes
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  13. show the next maintenance window in software center

    Make it easy in software center to see the next maintenance window, and what will install then.

    48 votes
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  14. Software Center: Add option to set Primary Device/User

    One of the last remaining features that is missing from the Application Catalog is the ability to configure UDA (Primary Device/User) from within Software Center.

    47 votes
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  15. Separate defining company logo from Intune subscription

    If displaying the company logo and color scheme is further expanded to several end-user dialogs that are not necessarily Intune related, please enable defining a company logo to display in them without having an Intune subscription. Branded dialogs with company colors and logo are less likely to be misinterpreted and help end-users identify that the dialogs are originated from our organization's ConfigMgr and can be trusted.

    44 votes
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  16. Enable deadline randomization for Applications and Packages in addition to software updates

    Deadline randomization is currently in place for software updates only. We were hoping that would expand to both applications and packages as well. This would reduce the demand for applications and package installations in a shared environment (virtual). We currently have this available with software updates. We'd like to see the scope expanded to include package and applications.

    37 votes
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  17. Software Center: Provide a console setting to remove the "Application Catalog" link from Software Center

    Admins should be able to disable or remove the link to Application Catalog, from an end user viewpoint, we are not using the App Catalog, just Software Center. Since weā€™re using a 3rd party Shopping instance as well, it would be good to have a configurable option to hide Application Catalogue.

    35 votes
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  18. New Software Center for 1706 - Options Tab -> Power Management settings do not stay ticked

    In several 1706 environments, when users are given the option to override their power management plans, the New Software Center does not reflect them "ticking" that box once the software center is closed and re-opened. All the other settings seem to "stick". My guess is that the "Apply" button was taken away on purpose (was there in 1702) and this may have been overlooked. Please take a look and provide any information on a fix for this functionality.

    -LvilleSystemsJockey

    33 votes
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  19. Software Center - Software changes dialog box details link should link through to Installation Status tab

    Scenario:
    - Deployment with installation deadline- End user receives a "Software changes are required' notification (balloon/toast)
    - End user clicks the notification
    - A dialog box opens showing the number of required changes, restart requirement and some options for scheduling
    - When clicking view details (next to required changes) Software Center opens in the application tab

    On the applications tab there is no indication what item the change notification is referring to. The actual purpose of the change remains unclear for the end user.

    It would be nice if the view details link opens the Software Center in the Installationā€¦

    13 votes
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  20. Allow optional software (via software center) to work over SCCM CMG

    CMG is a good solution for internet managed clients, except software center and optional software don't yet work for it. These should also seamlessly work.

    11 votes
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