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  1. Software Center maintenance mode

    Occasionally during CB updates or hotfixes users experience issues using software center. We would like to be able to put Software Center into maintenance mode which would display a message in Software Center that it is down for maintenance along with any other details we may want to add.

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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. Consolidate Software Center and Software Catalog to Web only

    Move the Online Software Catalog to the left column in Software Center. Having find additional software under Installed Status doesn't make any sense. I'd prefer just to have the Web only version of Software Center/Catalog

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  4. 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)

    212 votes
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  5. Improvement: Software Center Additional information link

    After Application Catalog changed to Software Center the Link Text in Application Catalog tab is not working in Software Center anymore, it just generic Additional information link constantly. Could you fix this so the Link Text also applies to Software Center? (Tested on 1902).

    5 votes
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  6. 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.

    162 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

  7. Software Center stand alone App

    Make Software Center available (as an App?) so that you can see exactly what is in Software Center for a remote machine. You launch the app on your technician PC, supply the machine name and user name and the Software Center shows up on the technician PC with exactly what the user sees. This would be very valuable for level 2 and service desk people to help users.

    19 votes
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  8. 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, andā€¦

    7 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Software Center: Change Software Center to display Package Name as well as Program Name

    It seems that Software Center is using the program name to populate packages within the interface. Many admins create a package with a package name that relates to the product being installed but then create program with a name 'Install' or 'Uninstall'.

    When the deployment is available in the Software Center it can be confusing for the end user to know what software is to be installed.

    Ideally both Package Name and Program Name should displayed in the Software Center.

    See discussion here
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/140b36e7-7dc0-4194-86a0-9c81f4875fe2/new-software-center-missing-package-name

    24 votes
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  11. Software Center not scaling properly

    Hi

    We have deployed SCCM 1606 to 50 Windows 10" Windows tablet and when in portrait mode maximizing the Software center doesn't show the right hand side of the screen. Please look into the scaling of software center

    Many Thanks

    Gideon

    4 votes
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  12. Allow localisation of "Software Center" link

    Allow the start menu link for "Software Center" to be localised to the spelling "Software Centre"

    6 votes
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  13. 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.

    25 votes
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  14. Add Actions to Software Center

    Could the Actions tasks be added to Software Center? It would save some steps refreshing content.

    9 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Hide available deployments in Software Center

    Hide available deployments in Software Center. Came from SCUGno Oktober Meeting 2018.

    71 votes
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  17. Show application revision number in software center

    Applications information in Software Center should include information about the currently presented application's revision. Many times, the client is very slow to receive/process changes to deployed apps and having the revision information handy would solve many troubleshooting sessions.

    81 votes
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  18. Allow Software Center to report all installed Software Updates

    When software updates are pending installed or just installed they are reported in the Software Center, Software Updates section. Then they disappear from that view.

    Can we configure the software update view to report all software updates installed by the SCCM client? Or reference the installed updates from Windows Update agent?

    21 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. Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel

    Add a refresh button or icon in the Software Center to refresh ConfigMgr client policies and software center panel.

    This icon could, be for instance, be located in the sidebar or somewhere else.

    Once the user click on the refresh button, this will:
    - Run configmgr client actions like "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" or some others.
    - Refresh the Software Center panel

    11 votes
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