Posted by: kurtsh | October 2, 2021

HOWTO: Get email notifications of Planned Changes in Microsoft 365

imageWanna get emails about new services, features or changes to Microsoft 365?

Many Microsoft 365/Office 365 administrators I’ve met haven’t enrolled in email notifications of planned changes to the services. 

This is really important if you don’t visit the M365 Admin Console’s Message Center regularly.  Changes to services are often released to end users and the only way administrators are notified preemptively is through the message center.

Getting this configured so that you, as an administrator, receive email notifications of changes is easy:

  1. Log in with your administrator account to the Microsoft 365 Administration Console.  (
  2. Click “Health” then ”Message Center” in the left hand menu.  This may require clicking “… Show all”.  This will open the “Message Center” pane.
  3. Click on “Preferences”.  This will open the “Preferences” pane.
  4. Click “Email”.  This will show the “Email Notifications” area.
  5. Be sure “Other e-mail addresses” is checked.
  6. Fill out the “Enter up to two email addresses, separated by a semi-colon” with the email address you want be sent notifications.
  7. Check off the options you want under “Choose which emails you want to get”

You will receive notifications moving forward that look like this:



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