Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue

Let’s check on Email Alert Delay from the Microsoft Admin Center Issue. MS releases an advisory on this email delivery delay incident. This is related to email alert delay for Microsoft 365 admins.

Are you experiencing an email alert delivery delay? Well, you are not alone. Microsoft raised an advisory to inform us about the delay in the email alert delivery issue. You can check more details from MO422250.

This issue is impacting all the services under Microsoft 365 suite. There is no impact to end users with the delay in delivering alerts. The issue only affects admins if the email alerts are being used as part of automation tasks etc.

The title of the advisory is Email activity reports from the admin center may be delayed for admins. Microsoft also delays search results with another advisory, MO420476 “Some users may see errors and long wait times when searching through SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams.”

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Updated at 6:34 PM UTC 1st September (Advisory #MO423553): Microsoft fixed the upstream data source pipeline and monitored the report data in Microsoft’s telemetry to confirm that the impact was remediated.

Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 1
Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 1

Update – The issue related to Azure AD PIM delay MO420440 is fixed now. There is another issue with admin users: Admins are experiencing delays in having available permissions after activating Azure AD roles. The organization is affected by this MO420440, and all admins eligible for Azure AD Roles may experience delays after activating their roles in Azure AD PIM.

Email Alert Delay in Delivery for Admins

Let’s check Email Alert Delay in Delivery for Admins in detail in this section. The impact of this issue seems to be minimal for most organizations. Because email alerts are mostly used by admins, and some parts of email alerts are used to perform automation tasks as well.

It seems this week is not good for Microsoft 365 admins. There is another incident (MO420440) going on. Admins are experiencing delays in having available permissions after activating Azure AD roles.

The important message with both of these admin-related issues is that they are not going to impact end users and the performance of their Microsoft 365 applications. The issues are only limited to Admin Users!

Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 2
Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 2

2 Days Dealy in Office Activation Reports

Microsoft released another advisory (MO423553) on the Office Activation report delay. This is similar to the delay in email alerts issue for admins as explained above.

Office Activation reports may be delayed up to two days in the Microsoft 365 admin center. There is no end-user impact with this issue as well.

User Impact: Admins’ Office Activation reports may be delayed up to two days in the Microsoft 365 admin center. This issue may potentially affect any admin attempting to view Office Activation reports in the admin center.

2 Days Dealy in Office Activation Reports 1
2 Days Dealy in Office Activation Reports 1

FIX: Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue

Microsoft is working to identify the issue and fix the Email alert delivery delay from the Microsoft Admin Center Issue. The latest update from Microsoft is that they identified an issue in our telemetry, indicating that report data is delayed for email activity.

User ImpactCurrent StatusScope Of ImpactRoot CauseImpacted Services
Email activity reports from the admin center may be delayed for admins.Microsoft identified an issue in our telemetry, indicating that report data is delayed for email activity. Microsoft is working to fix the pipeline for our upstream data source to remediate the impact.This issue may affect any admin attempting to view email activity reports in the admin center.An issue with the pipeline for our upstream data source responsible for timely report data in the admin center is causing email activity report delays.Microsoft 365 suite
Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue – Table 1
Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 3
Email Alert Delay from Microsoft Admin Center Issue 3

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