Since the release of ConfigMgr 2012 we made some massive steps in letting users request the software they require from the Software Catalog. However if users want to request software the approval goes to the ConfigMgr console and nowhere else, Application Approval Workflow solves that.
This is a really quick tip from a couple of recent experiences when settings up ConfigMgr 2012.
John Lipsey over at Flexera software, recently published a great post on software vendor audit trends and how to respond to them. I would like to take this chance to talk about your inventory, are you running the right reports and inventory to make sure you provide the correct audit information.
When we use task sequences in ConfigMgr it is generally to deploy operating systems. You can however use a task sequence to install more complex applications that require more configuration. This process gives us lots of power, especially when you tie in with MDT. Don’t forget though, keep it simple and keep it real!