OneDrive and SharePoint Online Multi-Geo
OneDrive Online Multi-Geo allows multinational corporations that have one or more geographical locations, to expand their Office 365 ODSP tenancy to satisfy data residency requirements.
In a OneDrive Multi-Geo 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).
OneDrive Online Multi-Geo 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.
|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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