SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center Enhancements

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This post discusses about SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 software center enhancements. I have published SCCM Configuration Manager 1802 Upgrade Guide here. There are lot of new features in this update. Check the blog post from Microsoft about what’s new in SCCM 1802. If you have installed SCCM 1802, you can see lot of improvements in software center.

SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center Enhancements

Some of the SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 software center enhancements include :-

  • Install multiple applications in Software Center.
  • Hide Installed applications in Software Center.
  • Hide unapproved applications in Software Center.
  • Software Center shows user additional compliance information.
  • Use Software Center to browse and install user-available applications on Azure AD-joined devices

Install multiple applications in Software Center

Earlier one could install one application at once through software center. With SCCM 1802 update, the end users can now install multiple applications in software center. To do so launch software center. First of all enable multi-select mode by clicking the icon (see the screenshot below). This allows you to select multiple applications. When you enable multi-select mode, you see check-box in front of app. Choose the apps that you want to install and click Install Selected. The apps will installed one after the other.

SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center EnhancementsHide Installed and Approved applications in Software Center

The feature to hide installed and approved apps in software center was seen in one of the tech preview version. Finally this feature is now packed in SCCM update 1802. Open the client settings and click Software Center. Click Customize button.

SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center Enhancements

On Software Center Customization box, below the preview there are two options.

  • Hide unapproved applications in Software Center.
  • Hide installed applications in software.

If decide to hide unapproved and installed apps in software center, select them and click OK.

SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center Enhancements

Additional compliance information in Software Center

Software Center now shows the user the Device Health Attestation setting that is not compliant. More info about this is here.

Install user-available applications on Azure AD-joined devices

This is one of the good feature in SCCM 1802. Suppose that you deploy applications as available to users. The users can now browse and install them through Software Center on Azure AD devices. Before you use this feature there are some prerequisites. Most of all ensure that Use new Software Center is set to Yes under computer agent.

SCCM ConfigMgr 1802 Software Center Enhancements

 

 

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