Create an SCCM Community Catalog Feature
Creating SCCM Collection Queries is an art, and like most art, some of us are more suited to stick-figures while others produce beautiful creations worthy of a place in the Louvre, featuring graceful sub-queries, artful tabbing and good code practices.
When creating a collection, it would be helpful to have an optional 'Community Collection Catalogue' to choose from, which could have a user-voice style 'Most useful' collections list.
Users could create collections here, possibly even having a community 'wish-list' area for those without skills to request from those who would like to share.
Contributions in the community catalog could be counted for MVP or other recognition, possibly displaying badges. Gamification elements could be added, including Facebook or Twitter links to individual contributions.
Check out the Community hub available in the 2002 and 2006 current branch releases.
Now that this is completed, how can I download the updates from Github and transfer them to an SCCM server on a closed network?
Travis Jacobson commented
Add a community tab in SCCM for adding publicly posted powershell script templates. The community tab can also host templates for publicly posted app deployments of non-paid software.
Kevin Myrup - ConfigMgr Product Team commented
Items in the community hub get downloaded and imported directly into the site server to which your admin console is connected.
Can the items on the community web site be downloaded from the internet and uploaded to a server that’s not internet connected?
Please make these items are accessable in offline mode. There are some sites not directly connected to the Internet. Make sure there’s a way to download entries from this community and then import them into a SCCM server not on the Internet.
Victor Lange commented
Nice Idea! I'd love a community catalog for default applications like Adobe Reader.
I would think there's other opportunities for this kind of thing beyond collections. Task Sequences come to mind. I mean, as much as I love trolling Neihaus's Twitter feed to figure out how to make Win 10 enterprise ready I'd rather crowd source.
Matthew T Robertson Sr commented
I am excited to see where you can take the idea!!
Also good to add PowerShell scripts to leverage SCCM to this idea!
Azmathulla Syed commented
Calvin Kissane commented
Make it happen! absolutely great idea. Would love to collaborate
Joshua Luke commented
There should be some sort of store/catalog where the community can publish configuration details, and scripts related to compliance settings (Configuration Items and Baselines, as well as the new feature to run a script on-demand) for sale or for free. Ratings and comments should be allowed.
It should be directly integrated into the Assets and Compliance\Compliance Settings node as an option to "Import from the Configuration Manager Store".
Each published item would contain a "more information" link so the publisher could link back to their site ensuring they don't lose any website traffic.
This would provide a central place dedicated to Configuration Manager where the community can earn money for their efforts, and Microsoft could take a percentage of sales to maintain the marketplace.
David Stein commented
Almost like a marketplace for SCCM goodies!
Ari Saastamoinen commented
I would like to see "Top (n) Configuration Items" of world wide SCCM installs made avalable to other users for reviewing and downloading.
Top (n) CI's could be rated by MS SCCM Telemetry, by other users and so forth. From the top list of CI's admins could then download either MS approved ready CI's or mockups of good methods and practices to be used in their CI's.
Target would be to easilly recieve top 5-10 CI's that enterprises now use to check BitLocker status, Client Cache sizes/states etc.
Posted by @arisaastamoinen
Ronni Pedersen commented
ConfigMgr has 473 default reports (if I remember correct), but many customers are still spending a lot of time creating custom reports.
In outlook (Office 365) we have this great "Store" feature where we can access all kind of great plugins. Linked-In etc.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a similar feature in the SCCM reports node, where you can download/buy reports created by partners or from maybe even free reports from the community?