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Customizable Naming Convention for Intune Applications

Add the ability to have a customised naming convention for applications when they are created in Intune. This would allow for the naming convention across all Intune applications to be standardised when a naming convention is already in place. For example, the ability to add brackets around the version number in the application name.

UPDATE for extra clarification:

Hi Justin,

The main feature I am after at this point in time is the ability to put brackets around the version number. Perhaps a checkbox for this and another option or text field to choose which type of brackets or character.

Otherwise, an option could be to create a text field for the entire name that accepts both variables for the name and version and other text in between, For Example: {Publisher} {Application Name} ({Version}) would work out to be "Citrix Workspace (20.9.6.34)" or 7-Zip would be "Igor Pavlov 7-Zip (19.00)".

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    22 Jan 03:09am

    Thanks everyone that submited your votes for this idea. David Courtel is the software engineer that coded this feature. If you have any feedback for David, you can complete this short survey that will take about 60 seconds! https://patchmypc.com/customer-feedback-david

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    18 Dec, 2020 05:49pm
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    Justin Chalfant commented
    17 Dec, 2020 09:04pm

    This feature is now in preview:

  • martijn bakx commented
    9 Nov, 2020 11:43am

    For us it would already help to remove the version numbers, as we're mainly going to use this to make apps available in the company portal app. And for an and user the version numbers can only cause confusion.

  • Dan Dirksen commented
    11 Oct, 2020 03:58pm

    pre/post-fixes I would guess would be the simple/easy solution.

    Though I do like the idea of PMPC variables for metadata as mentioned in the 10/6 comment. This would allow a ton of flexibility, potentially used in multiple areas.

    I assume the downsides would be customers could get themselves in trouble using too generic, duplicate object names etc etc.

  • Guest commented
    6 Oct, 2020 09:17pm

    Hi Justin,

    The main feature I am after at this point in time is the ability to put brackets around the version number. Perhaps a checkbox for this and another option or text field to choose which type of brackets or character.

    Otherwise, an option could be to create a text field for the entire name that accepts both variables for the name and version and other text in between, For Example: {Publisher} {Application Name} ({Version}) would work out to be "Citrix Workspace (20.9.6.34)" or 7-Zip would be "Igor Pavlov 7-Zip (19.00)".

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    1 Oct, 2020 09:16pm

    Note: We are seeing some fake voting on this request, and will be adjusting the vote count.

  • Aidan Odonnell commented
    30 Sep, 2020 01:58pm

    Nice idea.

  • Marina Radev commented
    30 Sep, 2020 01:43pm

    A custom prefix would help identify Intune Apps created by the service and will give organisations a chance to apply their own naming convention, i.e. "PatchMyPC App name" or "Publisher - App name some other tag.

    It's good the updates are already identifiable, i.e. Update for Google Chrome 85.0.4183.102 (x64)

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    11 Sep, 2020 04:40am

    Can you define the specific options you would like?

    Some things like Pre-text text before the title could be easier than other things like your request of brackets around the version. The brackets would likely need to be a checkbox where a prefix/suffix text could be an input box you type in.

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