M365 Changelog: (Updated) Relevance recommendation for Message center posts

MC466202 – Updated April 18, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The new relevance recommendation in Message Center will help you determine how relevant a change is to your tenant. The recommendation (High, Medium, or Low) will be determined based on multiple factors, such as service usage and the type of change.

Message center with Relevance
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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96289

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-November and expect to complete it by mid-December.

Standard Release: Microsoft continues to work on this feature and will communicate the rollout timeline via Message center when available.

How this will affect your organization:

As an admin you can use the relevance recommendation to determine which changes you need to focus on first versus which changes you can choose to monitor to stay informed. 

The relevance recommendation will ONLY be available for new posts. If you see no relevance recommendation (blank) for a post, it means the post was published prior to the feature being rolled out.

If you see “Processing” for a MC post, it means that the score is being computed for this post and should be available soon. You should try to refresh after a few minutes.

Relevance Processing status
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Relevance recommendation will also sync to planner as part of the notes.

Relevance sync to Planner
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What you need to do to prepare:

Update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Once you start receiving these relevance recommendations, please tell us if a MC post is not relevant to your organization through the extended feedback (snapshot below)

Relevance feedback
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