The Multi-Geo add-on SKU is finally arriving on CSP from June 1, 2023 for users licensed with:
- Microsoft 365
- Office 365
- Exchange Online
- SharePoint Online
- OneDrive for Business
This add-on enables customers to manage data-at-rest locations across multiple regions within a single tenant.
As a minimum, customers must purchase a quantity of Multi-Geo licenses that is equal to at least 5% of the total number of eligible M365 licenses*. So if you have 1000 eligible licenses, you must purchase at least 50 Multi-Geo licenses.
A tenant must be configured for Multi-Geo support, a process which begins automatically once ordered licenses appear in the tenant. Interestingly Microsoft state that:
“the time required to configure a Tenant for Multi-Geo support varies from Tenant to Tenant, but most Tenants finish within a month after receipt of the feature licenses. Larger or more complex Tenants may require more time to complete the configuration process“
so make sure you leave enough time before the functionality is needed in production. You can see more details here.
*This applies to EA and CSP.