How to opt-in for migration from Microsoft Cloud Germany (Microsoft Cloud Deutschland) to Office 365 services in the new German datacenter regions

Note

This article only applies to eligible Microsoft Cloud Germany/Deutschland customers.

How to request migration

Eligible customers with service provisioned in Microsoft Cloud Germany will see a page in the Microsoft 365 admin center that will allow a customer tenant administrator to opt-in for migration.

To access the page in the Microsoft 365 admin center, in the navigation pane on the left, expand Settings and then click Organization Profile.

On the Organization Profile page, scroll down to the Migrate from Microsoft Cloud Germany (Microsoft Cloud Deutschland) to Office 365 services in the new German datacenter regions section.

If your organization wishes to migrate your service from Microsoft Cloud Germany (Microsoft Cloud Deutschland) to Office 365 services in the new German datacenter regions, click Opt-in.

Opt-in introduction

A new section will appear on the right side of your screen to accept your confirmation. Select the toggle button to Yes, and then click Save.

Opt-in acceptance

Once an administrator has opted-in on behalf of your tenant then all administrators will see the confirmation in Migrate from Microsoft Cloud Germany (Microsoft Cloud Deutschland) to Office 365 services in the new German datacenter regions section, including the date of opt-in. Administrators will also receive a confirmation in Message Center of the Microsoft 365 admin center.

Opt-in confirmation

What happens after opting-in for migration?

Migrations are expected to take place in 2020 for organizations that opt-in to the Microsoft-driven approach. As a result of the migration, core customer data and subscriptions are moved to the new German regions. Microsoft will send updates throughout the migration process in Message Center.

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