How to Get Notified of Azure DevOps Sprint Updates

Sebastian SchützeSebastian Schütze

A while ago I always wanted to get notified when new sprint updates are coming without having to go to the website itself. We have three sources where this is being published:

  1. The release notes page of Azure DevOps
  2. The devops blog of the product teams
  3. An then you have the Azure Updates page

When you want to subscribe, then usually RSS is the way to go and then you can use Power Automate or any trigger based on RSS feed updates to work the magic. If you subscribe to the DevOps blog, then you are dependent on a person writing a blog post about it. Also, you have a bunch of other things published there (related, but no updates only).

On the Azure Updates page, you only see filters for keywords, categories, and update types. If you check for the category and check “DevOps” then you get updates for Azure DevOps and some other products.

The solution lies with the release notes page. If you scroll the left mehu to the bottom you see a link that lets you subscribe to updates.

Funnily this redirects you to the Azure updates page, but only shows the Azure DevOps product in this case. Mhh why? Look at the url:


There is a filter for the updates that is not surfaced to the filters in the UI. It’s the product name itself. So if you now subscribe to the following RSS then you are good to go to get only sprint updates for Azure DevOps


Also published on Medium.

Sebastian is an Azure Nerd with focus on DevOps and Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS) that converted from the big world of SharePoint and O365. He was working with O365 since 2013 and loved it ever since. As his focus shifted in 2017 to more DevOps related topics in the Microsoft Stack. He learned to love the possibilities of automation. Besides writing articles in his blog and German magazines, he is still contributing to the SharePoint Developer Community (and PnP SharePoint) to help to make the ALM part a smoother place to live in.

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