Windows admins can now sign up for ‘known issue’ email alerts

Microsoft announced today that Windows admins can now choose to be emailed when new known issues are added to the Windows release health section of the Microsoft 365 admin center.

After enrolling, IT admins will receive an email every time known issues are added or updated with new information, including changes in status, new workarounds, or issue resolutions.

As Redmond explained, it is only available for those with admin roles in organizations with eligible Windows or Microsoft 365 for Business subscriptions that provide access to Windows release health in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

“First, log in to the Microsoft 365 admin center and locate Windows release health under the Health menu,” Microsoft senior program manager Mabel Gomes.

“If you don’t see this option or don’t have access to the admin center, contact your organization’s global admin and request access and an admin role in the tenant.” 

This new feature requires one of the following subscriptions: Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3/A3/F3, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5/A5, Windows 10 Enterprise E3/A3, Windows 10 Enterprise E5/A5, Windows 11 Enterprise E3/A3, or Windows 11 Enterprise E5/A5.

Microsoft provides information on how to sign up for Windows known issue notifications in the following video, but you can also follow the steps detailed below. 

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How to sign up for email alerts

To subscribe for email notifications each time new Windows known issues are added to the admin center or get an update, you have to:

  1. Go to the .
  2. Select Preferences > Email, then select Send me email notifications about Windows release health.
  3. Specify the following information:
    • Email address for the notifications (each admin account can specify up to two email addresses under their email preferences).
    • Windows versions to be notified about.
  4. Select Save when you’re finished specifying email addresses and Windows versions. It may take up to 8 hours for these changes to take effect.

It’s also important to note that if an issue impacts multiple Windows versions, you will only receive a single email alert, so you can enroll for multiple Windows versions without worrying about being spammed with notifications.

You may also modify your notification preferences by visiting the Windows release health page, clicking “Preferences,” and choosing the Windows versions you want to be alerted about, the enrolled email addresses, or to stop receiving these emails altogether.