"Read rights" only in the Message center.
In the Office Admin Center, we would like to have a delegation option to give certain people (in the domain) “read rights” to see the status in the “Service Status” and “Message Centre”. For instance, an Office 365 adoption consultant, who isn’t an administrator off the Users, Sharepoint, Exchange etc.
Thanks for the feedback, as others have mentioned in the comments we were working on the Message Center Reader Role which has been released to everyone now.
You can read more about the different Admin Roles here: (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/add-users/about-admin-roles?view=o365-worldwide)
this is not working for health center, just beeing able to see the mc content. is there any development on having the same option for the health center, to make .e.g 1st level support able to review this without giving to much rights!? (esp. in a scenario where 1st level is outsourced)!?
Tina Snyder commented
Message Center Reader role now provides this capability.
This capability is in development, although I don't have permissions to update the status on UserVoice.
Learn more from Microsoft Ignite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns76eTfGK9g
Yes, the ability for the business-side owner to read the Message center content would be a huge win for communication, planning, transparency and governance! Especially in the Evergreen model, where communication breakdowns and siloed info can cause a LOT of negative impacts to the users.
Or at the least make the report available in some fashion such as a feed that can be put on an app on the person with permission to read it. (Power BI style?) It does not make sense if we have to spend money, time and effort to get something essential and fundamental.
I should also add that having this ability to grant a non-admin read access to the Admin Message Center is extremely beneficial for governance efforts. This capability would enable business users outside of IT who may be responsible for intranet product management or business productivity initiatives within a company to have visibility into upcoming changes beyond what the public Roadmap provides.
This came up as a highly desired feature in our discussions on change management in the February 2017 meeting of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Office 365 Adoption User Group.
Peter Plomp commented
This would be great. You want to give certain users only view permission on this information and not have them to edit settings.