Maybe you’ve already heard or read about it: Microsoft now announced that their cloud service offering can be provided by data centers located in Germany.
- For details please visit the official website >>here<<,
- for background how it works in Germany in regards of compliance, laws etc. you can find some explanation on the Microsoft Politik website >>here<< and
- for gain some understanding what or where are the differences, please check out one of many Channel 9 Tech Summit 2016 presentation which explains the differences in regards to Azure >>here<<
In my opinion this is a great step forward in the right direction. Especially for Microsoft customers from Germany requiring services within Germany due to privacy protection topics, compliance, laws and etc. I’m looking forward that more and more customers in Germany will adopt these cloud services to benefit from using them.
To calculate your Exchange Server Role Requirements you can now use the latest version of the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator >>here<<. It supports you in planning your Exchange Server Deployment based on your requirements.
Further details on how to use the calculator you find in the link in the description of the above linked webpage.
SOF is continuously developed and enhanced by Microsoft. That’s why you should check out what changed to benefit of it by adopting SOF. On January 17th a webinar will take place which will update your knowledge on SOF. You can find the registration for the SOF January 2017 webinar >>here<< and a list on all training materials for >>here<<.