About the Australia datacenter

You may request migration to the Australia datacenter upon datacenter availability (Q1 CY2015).

If you’re an existing Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online customer with a billing address mapping to a new data center region, review the information in this topic to understand the move process.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will become a service within the Australia datacenters with availability in Q1 CY2015.

CRM Online is currently available in 130 markets and 44 languages enabling us to sell side-by-side with Office 365 in the majority of the markets worldwide. With the inclusion of datacenters in Japan (recently announced) and Australia, both targeting Q1 CY2015, our global customers will be served by 17 datacenters covering 6 global regions around the world.

This marks an important step for customers and partners on our cloud journey to serve our customers in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania (Australia GEO). By bringing CRM Online to the local region, we’ll be able to serve our customers more effectively and with better performance while also ensuring compliance with local requirements.

In order to better serve customer needs for data residency and reduced latency, we continually evaluate where we should expand availability around the world. We are committed to long-term investment in CRM Online and expansion over time.

This global expansion will enable us to deliver on the promise of increasing sales productivity while allowing our customers to sell effectively, market smarter, and provide care everywhere to offer amazing experiences to their customers.

Geographic expansion of CRM Online is a high priority and we’re constantly evaluating market needs. While we have no additional information or specifics on future plans to announce at this time, we will update if and when we have something to share.

The CRM Online Australia Geo will consist of datacenters in the Australia East Region (New South Wales) and the Australia Southeast Region (Victoria).

Microsoft is committed to meeting the growing demand for reliable and connected devices and services for our customers around the globe. We have heard loud and clear that our customers in the Australia Geo need locally delivered services. The growth of CRM Online in the Australia Geo means we can better serve the needs of these customers in three ways:

  • Most customer data will be kept within Australia, except for Azure Active Directory data*, helping customers meet data residency requirements.

  • Customers who deploy applications to the new Australia datacenters enjoy improved performance within the Australia Geo as network latency is reduced.

  • Our expansion in the Australia Geo also provides customers with the same level of high availability and redundancy as with our datacenters in other countries/regions. Customers in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania will enjoy the benefit of a financially backed 99.9% service level agreement (SLA) and redundancy both inside of the primary datacenter where they are deployed as well as to the secondary datacenter in the Australia geography to help ensure ongoing uptime and protect against a major disaster in a single region.

*The Australia Geo will be considered a separate Geo subject to the same data location commitments we make for other Geos. For the definition of customer data and details on our data flow maps in Geo, see the Dynamics Trust Center.

Dynamics CRM Online services deployed in the Australia East Region will replicate data to the Australia Southeast Region and vice-versa.

For the Australia East and Southeast Region datacenters, access to provisioning resources in these datacenters is limited, as described here:

  • For Web Direct, access to the datacenters is based on the country/region set in your CRM Online account.

    • If the account country/region is Australia, New Zealand or Fiji, CRM Online resources will be provisioned in the Australia East and Southeast Region datacenters.

    • If the account country/region is not Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji, the customer will not be able to provision CRM Online services in the Australia East and Southeast Region datacenters. To do so a customer needs to try or purchase CRM Online for an organization located in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji. The customer can create another Web direct account for organizations located in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, with a billing address in any these regions, if they wish to select and deploy CRM Online services in the Australia East and Southeast Region datacenters.

  • For Volume Licensing (VL) customers, access to the datacenters is based on the country/region in which the volume license agreement was signed.

    • If the VL agreement was signed in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji, the customer will be able to use CRM Online services in the Australia East and Southeast region datacenters. Accounts added to the VL agreement will be enabled to use CRM Online in the Australia East and Southeast Region datacenters.

    • VL customers can also create a secondary deployment in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji under an existing VL agreement by either signing an enrollment in Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji or by applying for a multitenant amendment through the local Licensing Specialist.

  • Web direct and VL customers in Australia will still have the ability to deploy instances in datacenters outside of Australia – however, you must have a tenant already provisioned in Australia. Under this multitenant/multi-geo scenario, AU GST will still be applied to instances deployed in other regions.

  1. Sign in to https://portal.office.com.

  2. In the upper-right corner of Office 365 administrativni centar, choose your organization.

    Choose your organization
  3. On the Company profile page, your account country/region is listed under Country or region.

  • Multi-geo instances will be supported for Australian customers as long as the tenant is first provisioned in Australia. For customers who aren’t located in Australia but want to provision an instance of CRM Online within the Australia datacenter, they must first purchase a tenant for an organization located in Australia and then the tenant will be able to get provisioned in Australia.

  • Availability of multi-geo instance support will be limited in the initial rollout to a fixed number of eligible customers upon request, and we will continue to expand over time.

Yes, on the date of general availability, the standard 99.9 % financially backed service level agreement (SLA) for CRM Online will apply, just as it does in our other regions around the world. Note: the SLA for CRM Online doesn’t cover Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft Social Engagement, or Parature, kompanije Microsoft.

A New Zealand and Oceania customer may not place orders under its existing agreement for any affiliate located in Australia, nor grant any affiliate located in Australia administrative rights to manage subscriptions, if the customer elects to access and use services delivered from datacenters located in Australia. An affiliate located in Australia that wants to access and use Online Services delivered from our datacenters located in Australia must enter into its own subscription under its separate Microsoft Online Services Agreement.

These services will be available for purchase in the local market but will be delivered outside of the Australia Datacenters at this time. Note: CRM Online leverages Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Multi-Factor Authentication, which don’t offer a region choice to customers.

At this time, CRM Online is only available for Dev/Test scenarios and isn’t supported for production use cases. Developers can leverage their MSDN subscription and Azure credits for dev/test scenarios. Note: we recently announced intent to support CRM Online on Azure IaaS but we’re dependent on Azure Premium Storage availability in each geography. Azure’s Limited Public Preview will only be available in the U.S. and part of Europe.

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Trust Center will be updated as needed when the Australia Datacenters launch into general availability.

For CRM Online, we’ll store all customer data, including backups, within the Australia Datacenter. For any Office 365 services that are running in conjunction with CRM Online those services will follow the data storage rules for Office 365.

We’re actively investigating IRAP requirements and how they relate specifically to CRM Online and we’ll share more information at a later date.

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For Web direct customers, if the account country/region is Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji, the customer will be eligible to have his instances moved to the Australia East and Southeast region datacenters.

  • The account country/region can be found in the Office 365 administrativni centar.

    1. Sign in to https://portal.office.com.

    2. In the upper-right corner of Office 365 administrativni centar, choose your organization.

      Choose your organization
    3. On the Company profile page, your account country/region is listed under Country or region.

  • If the account country/region is outside Australia, New Zealand, or Fiji, you’ll need to create another Web direct account with a billing address in Australia, New Zealand, or Oceania. Once the new account and tenant are created, you can then request the move of their CRM Online instance and data from other regions into the Australia region by contacting Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Support. For more information, see How do I request my instance to be moved to the Australia datacenter? Microsoft reserves the right to make a unilateral decision to migrate accounts based on multiple conditions.

If you’re a volume license customer and the volume license agreement was signed in Australia, New Zealand, or Oceania, you’ll be eligible to move applications and data to the Australia East and Southeast region datacenters and deploy services there.

  • Accounts added to the volume license agreement are eligible to move applications and data to the Australia East and Southeast region datacenters and deploy services there.

  • To provision a tenant in the Australia datacenter, if you have a volume license enrollment outside the Australia datacenter you will need to sign an enrollment in Australia, New Zealand, or Oceania and then migrate existing instances to the Australia datacenter.

  • To move your tenants, instances, and data to the Australia regions, you should contact Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Support for additional information regarding migrating your instances. For more information, see How do I request my instance to be moved to the Australia datacenter? Microsoft reserves the right to make a unilateral decision to migrate accounts based on multiple conditions.

For additional guidance regarding multiple tenants and multiple instances, see Multiple online instances or tenants. This link will be updated with the CRM Online 2015 launch.

You can request a move to the new Australian datacenter by submitting a technical support incident through the Office 365 administrativni centar.

  1. Sign in to https://portal.office.com.

  2. Go to Support > Service Requests > +

  3. Choose More > Dynamics CRM Online

  4. For Feature, select Data Management. For Symptom, select Data Center migration request.

  5. Fill in the rest of the information to submit a service request.

A CRM Online support engineer will assist you in verifying required prerequisites and provide guidance throughout the move process.

Once you have been scheduled for migration, a member of the Microsoft podrška team will work directly with you to discuss scheduling and any other issues that may come up during the migration.

You must be updated to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 ispravka or later prior to migrating to the Australia datacenter. Customers can schedule their update. For more information, see Manage Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Updates.

The migration of each service will be handled separately. For CRM Online, you’ll be able to choose their migration date and time. Microsoft will work with you to schedule the migration. For Office 365 scheduling and migration, see New datacenter regions for Office 365.

The move process for each service is handled separately but the CRM Online move can be scheduled to coincide with the Office 365 administrativni centar move if requested.

Customers will be able to purchase all licenses that are currently available in market today. Please see local availability at Microsoft Dynamics CRM Solutions. Global pricing can be found at Microsoft Dynamics Pricing List

The additional seats will be invoiced at the same rate on the customer’s invoice. The business desk will need to provide a multi-tenant amendment to provide an additional tenant in Australia.

Microsoft has a datacenter footprint that varies according to each online service offered. CRM Online will be provisioned and available from datacenters located within Australia, which makes those services subject to some taxes that do not necessarily apply to tenants located and provisioned outside Australia. Parature, kompanije Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, and Microsoft Social Engagement have their own datacenter footprint; they’re offered from to customers in Australia from datacenters outside of Australia. Therefore, these online services are subject to a different tax treatment.

New Zealand and Fiji customers will see no changes on their invoices.

For Australia customers, from the general availability date when CRM Online services become available from Microsoft Australia datacenters, Microsoft will charge all Australian customers an additional amount equal to the Australian GST for CRM Online services and will issue tax invoices. This change will occur because Australian GST is payable on taxable supplies of goods and services provided and offered in Australia.

There are various factors that must be considered to determine whether GST is payable on the supply. Australian GST is payable on taxable supplies of goods and services provided and offered in Australia.

No. Trials will remain in the geography where they were initiated. You may choose to start a new trial that would be provisioned in the Australia datacenter.

No. If you choose to convert a trial that was created in a geographic region outside of Australia before general availability, your trial will be converted and billed in the geography where it was initiated. Australia GST does not apply.

If the trial was originally deployed in Australia and converted to a paid subscription, you’ll charged Australia GST.

If you decide you want your instance to be in the Australia datacenter, you’ll need to follow the migration steps outlined previously. Once you’re moved to Australia, the appropriate billing and tax will be applied.

No. You can’t create a trial or move a production instance before general availability. 

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