Welcome to the Shopping 6.1 documentation space. Here, we describe all aspects of configuring and using Shopping. Here's a quick overview of what the Shopping documentation pages will tell you. 

The following list shows the current supported versions of Shopping, and if relevant, their end of support date.

 - October 2022

To help you get up and running quickly, we've organized the documentation into the following sections:

  1. Introducing Shopping – if you're new to Shopping or just want a quick refresh, we recommend you read this section
  2. Implementation – everything you need to know to get Shopping running in your environment. We talk about:
    • Preparation – the accounts and permissions you need and things you should be aware of
    • Requirements – a definitive list of prerequisites and dependencies for Shopping
    • Installation – how to install or upgrade Shopping
  3. Working with Shopping:
  4. Reference – a list of registry values, installer properties, application properties
  5. Release information – late breaking news for the Shopping 6.1 release. 

What's new in this release?

This release introduces the following improvements:

  • Order Tracking
    • To allow users to better understand how their requests are proceeding, users can now receive more email notifications, especially for deployments that are taking longer than usual. Users can also check a Windows notification area icon at their convenience for Shopping notifications, or they can see and check Windows action center notifications, When viewing the Shopping website, users can see enhanced status at the My Software All Orders page. The icon for the My Software link also displays a count of new notifications. Please refer to Order Tracking User Experiences for examples
    • Administrators can enable notifications in a variety of formats and at a level of aggressiveness that is appropriate to their organization. Administrators can also edit the notification texts to be most meaningful for their users. And they can customize the notification area icon and name to match that of the Shopping web page. For details on how to make those changes, please refer to Managing Order Tracking. See Order Tracking Best Practices for guidance on how to best manage Order Tracking
  • 1E Tachyon integration
    • You can now offer Tachyon instructions to users in the same way as ConfigMgr, Intune, and other applications types. This option is most useful to allow users to fix or reconfigure their computers for issues that users commonly understand (such as disk space or Outlook issues). However, it can also be used to quickly deploy software to users or anything else that Tachyon instructions can do. Please refer to Managing Tachyon Instruction applications for details on how to set up Tachyon instructions as Shopping applications
    • Tachyon integration also enables the client-side activities of Order Tracking, particularly for client-side notifications and status monitoring
    • To enable Tachyon integration, please refer to Preparation to ensure your environment is prepared to enable Tachyon integration and then refer to Enabling Tachyon integration to enable it
  • Windows Servicing Assistant improvements
    • Administrators can now allow users to show hidden files and folders on the user back up page.
  • Other
    • Shopping installs its web portal to use HTTPS binding by default.

      When upgrading, the Shopping URLs have to be updated in 1E Client and WSS Task sequences accordingly for customers that already have the 1E Client with the Shopping client deployed.

    • In the Shopping Web interface, when users select a category, the category remains open in the category menu and highlighted - helping the users to remember which category they were looking at
    • If a user selects to display Shopping items in a list view, or again in grid view, their selection persists on both views
    • ActiveEfficiency is no longer used by Shopping.


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