Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo Tenant configuration

Before you configure your Tenant for Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo, be sure you have read Plan for Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo.

To follow the steps in this article, you'll need a list of the Geography locations that you want to enable as Satellite Geography locations, and the test users that you want to provision for those locations.

Not all Multi-Geo workloads require customer driven configuration.

Configuring Exchange Online for Multi-Geo

There is no customer driven configuration required to prepare Exchange Online in a Multi-Geo enabled Tenant. A customer may use all Geographies with Exchange Online as soon as Multi-Geo has been enabled within Exchange Online for their Tenant.

Configuring Microsoft Teams for Multi-Geo

There is no customer driven configuration required to prepare Microsoft Teams in a Multi-Geo enabled tenant. A customer may use all Geographies with Microsoft Teams as soon as Multi-Geo has been enabled within Microsoft Teams for their Tenant.

Configuring SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for Multi-Geo

If you want to store data in a particular Geography, then that Geography must be configured for SharePoint Online and OneDrive ahead of time.

Once Multi-Geo has been enabled for your Tenant in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, the Geo Locations tab will become available in the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online admin centers. If you do not see the Geo Locations tab, then your Tenant has not yet finished being enabled for Multi-Geo.

To add each Satellite Geography location for SharePoint and OneDrive where you want to store data:

  1. Open the SharePoint admin center. and go to Geo locations.
  2. Select Add location.
  3. Select the location that you want to add, and then select Next.
  4. Type the domain that you want to use with the geo location, and then select Add.
  5. Select Close.

Provisioning may take from a few hours up to 72 hours, depending on the size of your Tenant. Once provisioning of a Satellite Geography location has completed, you will receive an email confirmation. When the new Geography location appears in blue on the map on the Geo locations tab in the OneDrive and SharePoint admin center, then you can proceed to set users' preferred data location to that Geography location.

Important

Your new Satellite Geography location will be set up with default settings. This will allow you to configure that Satellite Geography location as appropriate for your local compliance needs.