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Where is my Office 365 tenant located?

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Dan Patrascu-Baba

Partner Technical Consultant at Microsoft
Azure PaaS and dev consultant, working for Microsoft. Mostly dealing with Microsoft Azure services, ASP.Net Core, AngularJS, Javascript. Helping partners and customers to write good code and to architect their cloud and hybrid solutions.

Where is my Office 365 tenant located? This is the kind of question I deal with very often and the answer is not as simple as people may expect. In fact this is a pretty complex topic since Office 365 is not a single service, but a collection of different services using specific data center resources. So we habe Exchange Online, Sharepoint Online, Azure Active Directory, Skype for Business and so on.

First of all, why are admins asking this? In my opinion there are 2 different reasons. One is concerning data privacy concerns and regulations in each country. The other is service performance.  Continue reading