Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany

Applies to

  • Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany

Microsoft Cloud Germany is designed to meet strict German data protection requirements and includes a German data trustee, operating under German law, who controls physical and logical access to customer data. All customer data, and the systems that process or control access to customer data, reside in German datacenters. The network between these datacenters is isolated and dedicated within Germany.

Microsoft Cloud Germany provides a separate instance of Microsoft Azure, delivered from datacenters in Germany. As a result, commercial customers in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) can store and manage customer data in compliance with applicable German laws and regulations as well as key international standards. Microsoft personnel cannot access customer data without approval from and supervision by the German data trustee or customer.

Important

Based on the evolution in customers’ needs, our cloud strategy for Germany will focus on delivery of the new cloud regions in Germany that are consistent with our global cloud offering. With this focus, we will no longer be accepting new customers or deploying any new services from the currently available Microsoft Cloud Germany. Existing customers can continue to use the current cloud services available today, which we’ll maintain with necessary security updates.

Moving forward, new customers have the option to use the currently available European regions or the new regions in Germany when they become available. For more information, see Microsoft to deliver cloud services from new datacenters in Germany.

Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany: Selling German Cloud solutions in EU and EFTA

Once enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for Microsoft Cloud Germany program, you'll use Partner Center to sell German Cloud-specific solutions and services to customers in EU and EFTA countries/regions.

To comply with German laws and regulations that govern the collection and use of individuals' data as well as key international standards, the following Partner Center tasks are managed using specific service portals.

Feature or capability Complete tasks in
Partner user management Office 365 admin center or Azure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
Customer user management Office 365 admin center or Azure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
Reset user password Azure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
License management Office 365 admin center or Office 365 admin center or Microsoft Cloud Germany Azure Active Directory Licensing portal

For information about managing users and licenses, see User and license management in Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany.