MS Ignite the Tour – London

I’ve just spent the last two days at Microsoft Ignite the Tour – London edition staffing both the asks the experts and the demo booths in the hub area.


It’s been a great experience and I’ve had some fantastic conversations with people using all aspects of Microsoft 365. On the demo booth I had the opportunity to talk about Azure identity integration with Active Directory, Pass through authentication and Federation, Auditing, eDiscovery, Records Management, Teams Collaboration and OneDrive for business among other subjects!

I did also get a chance to attend a few sessions, including the Multi-Geo session by Brent Alinger (Exchange development, release and servicing Manager at Microsoft). This was a great session digging into the current configuration options for multi geo across the 3 supported workloads Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint Online. Currently SharePoint Online is in public preview, however Brent was pleased to announce that as of the end of Q1 2019, SharePoint Online Multi-geo will be changed to Generally Available. This is great news for some clients of mine that are currently using Multi-Geo and have been waiting for the GA to enable them to finally go live in production in localised Geos.

If you want to read more about multi-geo, take a look at the Docs MS have provided. If you are interested in Multi-geo, then you’ll need to talk to your account team at Microsoft as the licenses are not available through the Office 365 portal. You’ll also need to have 2500 seats with an expectation that >5% will be homed in one or more satellite Geos.


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