OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview

Important

OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo is currently in preview and is subject to change.

The OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview allows multinational corporations that are part of the preview and have one or more geographical locations, to expand their Office 365 ODSP tenancy to satisfy data residency requirements.

In a OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview configuration, your Office 365 tenant consists of a central location (also known as a default location) and one or more satellite geo (geographical) locations. A single tenancy spans one or more additional geo locations. Your tenant information, including geo locations, is stored in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Note

OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview features are not designed to optimize performance. They are designed to meet data residency requirements.

The following are key terms related to the OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview:

  • Tenant: An organization’s representation in Office 365, typically with one or more domains. For example, contoso.com.

  • Geo location (or instance): A Multi-Geo tenant can have multiple geo locations (or instances) associated with it. Resources such as mailboxes or drives can be stored in these locations. For example, Contoso is a OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview tenant with three geo locations: NAM, EUR, and APC.

  • Preferred Data Location (PDL): A property set by the Azure AD administrator for the user or group object that Office 365 services use to provision the corresponding data-at-rest resources (mailbox, OneDrive, groups sites, and so on).

If you're developing new applications that need to work in a OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo Preview tenant, or if you need to update your existing applications to be Multi-Geo-aware, use the content in the following table to learn more.


Article Description
Permission model in a Multi-Geo tenant Describes the underlying security model in a Multi-Geo tenant.
Discover a Multi-Geo tenant configuration Explains how to detect and understand the geo setup, including the default and satellite geo locations.
Access OneDrive for Business in a Multi-Geo tenant Describes how to work with users' OneDrive for Business sites, also known as personal sites or my sites, in Multi-Geo tenants.
Work with sites in a Multi-Geo environment Describes how to work with SharePoint sites across the default and satellite geo locations of a Multi-Geo tenant.
Provision classic team sites in a Multi-Geo environment Explains how to use the CSOM CreateSite method call to provision classic SharePoint team site collections.
Manage apps and add-ins in a Multi-Geo tenant Explains the impact of deploying and managing SharePoint Framework apps or SharePoint Add-ins in a Multi-Geo tenant.
Work with user profiles in a Multi-Geo tenant Explains how to define a preferred data location for a user, detect a user's profile location and personal site URL, and read and update default and custom user profile properties.
Search in a Multi-Geo tenant Describes how search works in a Multi-Geo tenant.
Manage metadata in a Multi-Geo tenant Explains how to take advantage of SharePoint managed metadata in a Multi-Geo environment.
Define and publish content types in a Multi-Geo tenant Explains how the content type hub works in a Multi-Geo tenant.
Connect to external data using BCS and the Secure Store Service in a Multi-Geo tenant Describes how to use Business Connectivity Services and the Secure Store Service in a Multi-Geo tenant.
Set up a Multi-Geo sample application Explains how to configure Multi-Geo sample applications.

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