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Enable multi-geo support for smaller tenants

We have a global company but only a small (around 350) licensed user base. We would dearly love to be able to leverage multi-geo functionality in order to be compliant with data sovereignty laws.

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      • Aaron commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How is it that MS only support geo for companies of a certain size? startups are appearing everywhere and going global is easier than ever - especially because of cloud based platforms such as O365.

        Stop thinking like a big corporate and start getting your thinking into the borderless work that goes in in 2019.

        multi-geo should be a defacto in all accounts... period.

      • Mark Bell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This arbitrary limit is really limiting our migration to 365. Our US team in on 365, but the EU team is (rightly) hesitant to have their email hosted in the US given the latency and data governance issues. This feature has been out long enough that it should be globally available to tenants of all sizes, especially as it is an upcharge to use the feature.

      • Mat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Remove 2500 seat limit - small organisations with global presence shouldn't be limited on GDPR compliance

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why have a limit at all? Companies will be paying for it's use so there is no need for it!

      • Mark Gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have MANY customer who cannot move to 365 currently because they do not have 5000 users and cannot move due to GDPR restrictions.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have a 400 hundred user multi-geo requirement across several continents. Mainly due to GDPR and local data residency legislation. The Company currently spends circa $20,000 per month on Azure services, and Microsoft is missing out on further revenue from us by effectively blocking access to O365 for our organisation.... This 5000 user limit is really not a good idea MS.

      • Mat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Should be no limit for multi geo - yes you are losing licensing revenue by having 5000 limit.

      • Warren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is stopping us from migrating our US, CA and APAC mailboxes and adopting OneDrive, we have an EU tenant with 1200 users globally. it all about compliance and data residence and really causing problems here and costing money, we are even looking at upgrading On-Prem servers to Exchange 2016 which is a step backwards...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would also be nice for MS to offer the ability to move a tenant from one country to another even if there is a cost associated to this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to see this lowered. Currently have a client of 2000 users and they are unable to deploy this. 5000 seems extremely high.

      • Mark Ketley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ditto. We have 250 licenses but are global. We need this to be compliant in all jurisdictions.

      • Nigel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a client with 150 users based in Australia that is now opening an office in the UK with about 10 users. To be compliant with EU GDPR I really want the UK data to be housed in that region.

        Without Multi-Geo I will be faced with setting up a separate Office 365 tenant for the UK and any further countries they open in that follow similar programs to the EU GDPR.

        Please reduce or remove this limit

      • SK Tan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        it would be best if it can flexible for all office 365 tenant, which benefit to both big & small business.

      • Mark Pierce commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have clients that grow internationally via acquisitions and are under 5000 for now. It would be a huge benefit to lower the limit or have an exception process.

      • Roti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have over 1000 users spreading mainly in Asia and Europe. We have been waiting for this function since MS announced it last year. Definitely need it.

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