Posted by: kurtsh | June 29, 2020

HOWTO: Syncing Office 365 Updates from Message Center to Microsoft Planner

imageSomething I get a lot from Microsoft 365/Office 365 administrators is, “I can’t keep up with all the notifications that come in from the Office 365 Admin Portal’s message center!”

One way to keep track of these notifications (like when new services and products are being released to your users) is to sync the Office 365 Updates from Message Center to Microsoft Planner.

I discovered this from and admittedly didn’t even know this was possible.  Tony Redmond from outlines how to accomplish this with really great instructions. 

From a high level, this is what he goes over:

  1. Select the type of change notification to synchronize from the Message Center to Planner.
  2. Select a target plan.
  3. A background process finds matching notifications in the Message Center and creates new tasks in Planner.
  4. After synchronization completes, update the new tasks created in Planner.
  5. Go back to step 3 and repeat. Synchronization can be manual or automatic.

For exact instructions, visit:


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