Subscribe to the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard RSS Feed in Outlook


*UPDATE* We have deprecated the Service Health Dashboard RSS Feed. For service health updates, you can go to https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home#/servicestatus.

Periodically, services in Office 365 may become affected by a number of things (network availability, regional network disruptions, upgrades to the service environment, etc). You can stay on top of these updates by subscribing to the service health dashboard.

  1. Navigate to Service Health Dashboard at https://portal.office.com/default.aspx#ServiceStatusPage

  2. Select RSS in the upper-right hand corner.
  3. Select the URL and copy it to the clipboard.
  4. Launch Outlook.
  5. Select File > Account Settings > Account Settings…
  6. Select RSS Feeds tab and click New.
  7. Paste in the URL that you copied to your clipboard and click Add.
  8. Click Change Folder if you want it to be delivered to another folder (such as Inbox or create a new folder).

  9. Click OK twice and Close.
  10. RSS Feed for Service Health Dashboard will be downloaded to the folder you specified.
Comments (11)

    1. We actually just discontinued it.

      1. Jarod says:

        Why was this discontinued? Is there another way to get this feed information? I’m wanting to create a gadget in Service-Now so our IT Helpdesk can monitor O365 health status. This would be nice.

        1. If you have Systems Center Operations Manager, you can use the Office 365 management pack to pull the information in and then generate alerts and notifications as needed.

          1. Chris says:

            It’s a little sad that this has been decommissioned, the RSS notifications were great.

          2. Sue says:

            We also were going to use this for our helpdesk staff. Any chance on getting it back online?

  1. Mario P. says:

    Since this feature was discontinued then what are we supposed to use for Email notifications? has this been replaced by the o365 Admin app? can the app be configured to notify when those changes occur (Degraded, SErvice Restored, Restoring service, e,t,c?

    1. OK Tech says:

      What’s the plan to bring this back? I need a way to create a dashboard for techs to know if O365 is having an issue.

      1. is there a uservoice ticket for this somewhere? what can i do to keep my users informed about potential problems that they not all come to me to ask the same question?

  2. Ren-IT says:

    What a pity that they took down that RSS feed. Was just trying to implement a feature for our support desk at ren-it.net. Figured out an alternative solution: https://twitter.com/office365status

    1. Tyler Barnes says:

      Does this get updated for any issue? I found two today that weren’t reported in the Twitter feed.

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