SoftwareCentral 5.3 news

April 20th, 2017

Shop

The shop layout been has updated to match the same dynamic layout as the rest of SoftwareCentral. It is now also possible to add HTML content for each package and item in the shop, making it possible to add inline images and other content. We have imporved the search-engine and added new search options to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for.
Packages can now also be configured to be leased. Leased software will automatically be uninstalled after a predefined period of time. Many of the other new features in the shop are listed below:

  • New dynamic layout which expands with the screen size.
  • Support for HMTL content in package descriptions.
  • Custom left menu – add your own text and elements. Can be changed from the Settings menu.
  • Custom check-out message. Can be changed from the Settings menu.
  • Lease software. Configure a package/application/software group to be automatically uninstalled after a given period.
  • Optimized the search engine speed.
  • Added a new alphabetical search bar where users can seach for software starting with a given letter.
  • Added a “Browse by Manufacturer” filter. This must be enabled from the settings menu.

Windows 10 Servicing

The Patch Management module in SoftwareCentral has been upgraded to include Windows 10 Servicing. You can now create and manage Windows 10 Servicing Plans from SoftwareCentral with the same features as you know from the Configuration Manager console. SoftwareCentral also shows status messages for each client, making it easier to find those client that failed installing an update. From the Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard in SoftwareCentral you can quickly get an overview of your Windows 10 build versions in your organization and see compliance status for each Servicing Plan. Note that Windows 10 Servicing in SoftwareCentral requires SCCM CB 1606 or above.