What to do if my country (Bangladesh) is not listed during tenant creation?

Azraf Taohid 0 Reputation points
2023-04-08T08:57:28.86+00:00

I am trying to create a new tenant in Azure Active Directory. In the configuration tab it asks for location. However, the location I need, "Bangladesh", is not available in the list. Should I choose the nearest location (India)?
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  1. VasimTamboli 4,420 Reputation points
    2023-04-08T11:59:03.5066667+00:00

    Yes, if your country is not listed in the location options during tenant creation, you can select the nearest location available. In this case, you can select India as the location for your Azure Active Directory tenant. Keep in mind that the location you select can affect the performance of your services and the data residency requirements. Therefore, it's important to carefully consider your options and choose the location that best fits your needs.

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  2. Azraf Taohid 0 Reputation points
    2023-04-08T15:16:23.19+00:00

    Looks like instead of creating a new tenant through the tenant switch portal, you can create a new account when purchasing one of the Microsoft 365 for business subscriptions/trials. This will automatically set up a new AD tenant with the location (including Bangladesh) you choose during the account creation process. You can then invite yourself as a member from the user list section of the AD.

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