ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Microsoft 365 Organisation Residency

This section describes the design decisions associated with Microsoft 365 for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Microsoft 365 is a global service which is offered in many different physical regions. Choosing a region to store data is required to ensure that organisation data is not transferred or stored offshore. Microsoft 365 tenant residency is critical when setting up the organisations’s Microsoft 365 tenant. The region where the Microsoft 365 tenant is set up determines where the data is stored. Details of Microsoft 365 data residency can be found within the Microsoft 365 for enterprise site.

Microsoft 365 tenant data residency is critical to ensure the organisation’s tenant is created and the data is stored in Australia.

Microsoft 365 Service Locations

Exchange OnlineAustralia
OneDrive for BusinessAustralia
SharePoint OnlineAustralia
Microsoft TeamsAustralia
Office Online & MobileAustralia
Exchange Online Protection (EOP)Australia
Microsoft IntuneAustralia
SwayUnited States
YammerUnited States
OneNote ServicesAustralia
FormsUnited States
Viva ConnectionsAustralia
Viva TopicsAustralia
Viva LearningGlobal Geography 2 – Asia Pacific
Viva Insights - PersonalAustralia
Viva Insights - Manager/Leader Entra org data onlyGlobal Geography 2 – Asia Pacific
Viva Insights - Manager/Leader with 3rd party HR data onlyUnited States
Viva Insights - AdvancedUnited States

Security & Governance

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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

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