Regional settings and data locations for organizations using Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agents supports multiple globalization scenarios, and lets you choose where you want your data to live.


Supported locales and formats

Chatbots built with Power Virtual Agents will understand and display content that's locally relevant to the user. Localized handling and formatting are based on the user's browser locale setting, and include the following elements within a chat conversation:

  • Date and time
  • Numbers
  • ZIP or postal code
  • Currency
  • Speed

Power Virtual Agents supports the following display formatting locales:

  • en-AU
  • en-CA
  • en-GB
  • en-IN
  • en-US

For example, if the user's browser locale setting is en-GB, the bot knows that a date of 2/3 equates to March 2. If the browser locale setting is en-US, the same date equates to February 3.

Power Virtual Agents can be deployed into the Microsoft Azure datacenters (also referred to as "regions") listed here. You can create a bot in your tenant's location by default, or you can choose the datacenter you want to use when setting up your environment.

Data locations

Microsoft might replicate customer data to other regions available within the same geography for data durability.

No matter where customer data is stored, Microsoft doesn't control or limit the locations from which customers or their users can access customer data.

Data will be stored in the United States if a bot author's tenant location isn't listed under the Data locations table below.

Azure geographic locations (geos) Azure datacenters (regions)
Asia Pacific Southeast Asia (Singapore), East Asia (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
Australia Australia East (New South Wales), Australia Southeast (Victoria)
Canada Canada Central (Toronto), Canada East (Quebec City)
Europe West Europe (Netherlands), North Europe (Ireland)
France France Central (Paris), France South (Marseille)
India Central India (Pune), South India (Chennai)
Japan Japan East (Tokyo, Saitama), Japan West (Osaka)
South America Brazil South (Sao Paulo State)  (As there is only one region in Brazil, customer data in Brazil South may be replication to South Central US (Texas) for disaster recovery purposes)
Switzerland Switzerland North (Zurich), Switzerland west (Geneva)
United Kingdom UK South (London), UK West (Cardiff, Durham)
United States East US (Virginia), South Central US (Texas), West US 2 (Washington)

Customer data

Microsoft won't transfer customer data outside the selected Azure geographic location (geos) for Power Virtual Agents except when:

  • The geo is South America.

  • Microsoft must provide customer support, troubleshoot the service, or comply with legal requirements.

  • Customers use services that are designed to operate globally, including:

    • Email used to send marketing messaging globally, as configured by the customer.

    • The Dynamics 365 home page, which stores application names, descriptions, and logos globally for performance.

    • Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), which might store Azure AD data globally.

    • Azure Multi-Factor Authentication, which might store multi-factor authentication data globally.

    • Customer data collected during the onboarding process by the Microsoft 365 admin center.

    • Services that provide global routing functions and don't process or store customer data. This includes Azure DNS, which provides domain name services that route to different regions; or preview, beta, or other pre-release services, which typically store customer data in the United States but might store it globally.

    • Additionally, certain types of customer data (specifically the application name, application description, and application logo) will be stored globally, rather than in the primary storage geographic location.

  • Customers configure external services to extend Power Virtual Agents. Such customer configurations might cause customer data to be transferred outside of the selected geographic location. Examples of customer configurable external services include: