Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Multi-Geo Capabilities in Exchange Online




Multi-Geo capability available for OneDrive and Exchange Online. This will be more important news for global customers who is having office in different locations across the world including APAC :) . We talk about many parameters related to network performance but if latency to mailbox or our data is high every feature will performing bad. We + many people raise this to product team on many discussion and now its available. 

Still there will be one billing location or address and tenant location where the default location and rest of the location will be satellite. This allow you following, 

- to create new Exchange online mailbox directly in satellite
- Move existing mailbox to satellite
- Onboard a mailbox from an on-Prem to satellite 

currently feature will be available at US, UK, Asia Pacific, Korea, Japan, France, European Union, Canada, Australia & India*

Process > Microsoft needs to configure your tenant for Multi-Geo #multi-geo support and this one time configuration process take less than 30 days. Once it done will be notify on your office 365 #office365 message center and for management can see report on Multi-Geo #office365reporting

There will be attribute name call PreferredDataLocation from AzureAD and Exchange online synchronize it into the MailboxRegion property in the exchange online directory service. This include mailbox and archive both together but it is not possible to configure to keep mailbox and archive in separate location and user object also moved to specific location.  


Geo
Code
Asia/Pacific
APC
Australia
AUS
Canada
CAN
European Union
EUR
France
FRA
India
IND
Japan
JPN
Korea
KOR
UK
GBR
United States
NAM

<How to find default location for EXO>  
Get-OrganizationConfig | Select -ExpandProperty AllowedMailboxRegions | Format-Table

<Shows allow region>
Get-OrganizationConfig | Select -ExpandProperty AllowedMailboxRegions | Format-Table

<User mailbox with mailbox region attribute>
Get-Mailbox -Identity madushka@pfebplabs.onmicrosoft.com | Format-List Database, MailboxRegion*

<Find PreferredDataLocation value for the user> 
Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName madushka | Format-List UserPrincipalName,PreferredDataLocation


Take a look for Video & aka.ms/Multi-Geo

Enjoy!


*Currently available only with billing address in india