With the new hybrid work era and the increasing digital transformation, businesses’ demands for additional controls for data are also on the rise. This includes where their data resides and its treatment. Microsoft is a leader in helping organizations to address their data residency, privacy, and security requirements. Today we bring to you the latest Microsoft 365 data residency commitments and capabilities.
Microsoft Teams and data residency
Teams has become an indispensable tool to communicate, collaborate, and stay on top of the hybrid work world. Having over 270 million monthly active users, Microsoft decided to include Microsoft Teams to the customer data residency commitments in their Product Terms. This covers commercial and public sector customers, in their 15 local datacenter regions.
Microsoft 365 Advanced Data Residency add-on
This add-on came out in November 2022, and it is designed to give regulated commercial and public sector Microsoft 365 customers additional assurances to help with their compliance with data residency laws, regulations, and industry standards.
Advanced Data Residency will provide customers (if eligible) with premium services such as, data storage at rest commitments for expanded workloads including:
- Exchange Online Protection
- Microsoft Defender for Office Plan 1
- Office for the Web
- Viva Connections
- Viva Topics
- Components of the Microsoft Purview Suite
As Microsoft continues to invest in data residency, privacy, and security advancement. Along with our licensing specialists, we work to allow customers like you to have peace of mind in the ever-changing regulatory environment.
For more information about the latest data residency commitments and capabilities, please contact one of our Microsoft Licensing experts.