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Swiss DCs Regular Partner Update Calls

Please find attached the recording from Friday's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Azure

  • Good list of additionally deployed services in Switzerland per the pdf/recording
  • Clarification on local data residency for Sentinel
  • Info on Azure.com pricing calculator and missing pricing

Dynamics 365

  • Update on the upcoming deployments
  • Please reach out with urgent needs on Power Apps Portals and Customer Insights (Audience Insights) as it could already be enabled 
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Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the pdf slides and recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call. Main info covered:

 

New Public Customer Stories

  • UBS enhanced partnership, also mentioning confidential computing in Swiss DC
  • Roche and Ringier with confidential computing in Swiss DC

New Resources

  • Report from Swiss Federal Government about legal frame of public cloud in Federal Administration
  • Podcast on Lawful Access

Azure

  • Azure DNS Private Resolver in Switzerland North
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL: Hyperscale (Citus) in Switzerland West (was in North before)
    (renamed to Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL)
  • SAP launched Business Technology Platform BTP in Azure Switzerland, SAP Analytics Cloud SAC and SuccessFactors coming up next

Microsoft 365

  • From Nov 1 2022 – April 30 2023, there is a new and the final opt-in window to have specific M365 data moved to Swiss DCs within 24 months starting May 2023.
  • If a customer misses this last free opt-in window and wants to get specific M365 data moved to Swiss DCs later, there will be NO further move exceptions and a fee applies. The add-on has a list price of 2 USD per user per month as an ongoing license – not a one-time move fee.
  • No impact currently known for customers who already got moved to Swiss DCs. In the future, local data residency for certain M365 workloads may only be guaranteed if customers purchase the add-on.
  • Education Tenants do not receive another free move opt-in, while their add-on fee is greatly reduced.
  • Further resources will be shared in a separate partner zone post in November.

Dynamics 365

  • Real-Time Marketing / Customer Journey Onboarding now available with local data residency in Switzerland.
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the pdf slides and recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call. Main info covered:

 

New Public Case

  • City of Zurich - doesn't mention a specific cloud provider, still another very strong signal in the market
  • In particular important as city council enables broad public cloud usage in the various departments without fundamental political decisions in each case any longer - see pdf for details

New Resources

  • New Microsoft Switzerland page with consolidated resources for healthcare

Azure

  • First AMD VMs in Swiss DCs: Lasv3 VMs in Switzerland North, storage-optimized VMs allowing greater IOPS and throughput
  • App Configuration in Switzerland West (was in North before)

Windows 365

  • Windows 365 now generally available in Switzerland North (using Availability Zones)
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the pdf slides from today's partner Swiss DCs update call. Couldn't share the recording this time as it exceeds the maximum file size.

Main info covered today:

 

New Public References for Swiss DCs

  • International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC for D365 and Power Platform
  • Schaffner for M365
  • Luzerner Kantonsspital for Power Platform

New Compliance Resources

  • Excellent new resources from David Rosenthal: "CLOUD Act bible" and M365 guidelines for Swiss hospitals
  • M365 cloud design paper now available on http://aka.ms/PublicSectorCH

Azure

  • Azure Spring Apps in Switzerland North
  • All Functions SKUs except Linux Consumption in Switzerland West (was already in North
    before)
  • Azure Stack Edge: Azure Data Box Gateway in Switzerland West (was already in North before)

Microsoft 365 and Windows 365

  • Update on M365 move progress to Swiss DCs: all SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business tenants now moved (if opted-in per earlier deadline)
  • Windows 365 now available as managed access in Swiss DCs, expecting general availability later in September as target date per current plan (info under NDA)
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

 

New Public References for Swiss DCs

  • Canton and city of SH for M365 and Teams, schools city SH for Surface
  • Raiffeisen group for M365 and Teams
  • SBB Cargo for Azure (changing from multi-cloud to single-cloud), M365 and Power Platform
  • Migros - generic
  • Swissmilk for Azure, M365 and Dynamics - Business Central

New Compliance Resources

  • Whitepaper regarding legal situation for public cloud in Swiss public sector
  • Azure cloud design training recording
  • Heads-up on M365 cloud design papers

Azure

  • Availability Zones in Switzerland North
  • Purview in Switzerland North
  • Health Data Services HDS in Switzerland North
  • DSv5 series in Switzerland North
  • Ebsv5-series in Switzerland North
  • Azure Stack Edge: Azure Data Box Gateway in Switzerland North

Microsoft 365 and Windows 365

  • Update on M365 move progress to Swiss DCs, delay for some SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business tenants
  • Corp relaxed approvals for late M365 opt-in requests, approach this through support
  • Update on Windows 365 deployment in Swiss DC
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public References

  • Canton of Zurich adopts Microsoft Cloud with M365, see their detailed risk analysis as well as the risks of not doing it - - great read and very strong signal to public sector Switzerland 
  • Bank Avera: Microsoft testimonials campaign and Teams / Safety Standards partner reference
  • Kellerhals Carrard: top Swiss firm relying on full Microsoft cloud stack in Swiss DCs with a partner
  • Schweizerisches Kompetenzzentrum für Justizvollzug: partner reference cases on both Power Platform as well as M365 and Azure

Azure

  • Azure Confidential Computing DCsv3 VMs available in Switzerland North
  • Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare deployed in Switzerland
  • Azure Arc-enabled servers launched in Switzerland North
  • Archive Storage now GA in North (was preview before) and also available in West now
  • Azure Event Hubs Premium SKU in Switzerland West

Microsoft 365

  • Update on M365 move progress to Swiss DCs
  • After move: Teams Live Events external encoder support currently missing
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public References

  • Regionaler Sozialdienst Baden (social service city of Baden) 

Azure

  • Azure Event Hubs Premium SKU in Switzerland North
  • Machine Learning in Switzerland North
  • Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 in Switzerland North and West
  • Update on Availability Zones launch approach

Dynamics 365

  • Project Operations now locally available
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public References

  • Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank
  • dacadoo
  • Liiva, joint venture start-up between Raiffeisen and Mobiliar

Azure

  • Azure Communication Services GA in Switzerland North, see the call-out on US numbers
  • NDA Update on Azure Confidential Computing Intel SGX in Switzerland North, see call-outs

Dynamics 365

  • Update on D365 F&SCM/O Microservices: Electronic Invoicing now locally available
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from Friday's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public References

  • Mobiliar
  • Leonteq / Glarner Kantonalbank
  • armasuisse / Swiss Federal Government

Azure

  • Mv2 VM Series (up to 11.4 TB memory) for SAP available in Switzerland North and West
  • Databricks in Switzerland West (was there in North already before)
  • Azure Key Vault Managed HSM in Switzerland West (was there in North already before)
  • Firewall Premium in Switzerland West (was there in North already before)
  • Azure Web PubSub in Switzerland North
  • Clarification and reminders about region Switzerland West
  • Availability Zones update and services launch approach

Compliance

  • Azure Public Sector Cloud Design - papers now also available in French (in addition to German)
  • Risk assessment guidance - new whitepaper available in both German and French
  • Reminder on compliance assets for financial services customers
  • New ISAE 3000 audit report on Azure and M365

Dynamics 365

  • Update on D365 F&SCM/O Microservices: Export to Data Lake as well as Tax Calculation now locally available
  • List of Known Issues in local D365 F&O / SCM environment 
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public Reference

  • Zürcher Kantonalbank

Azure

  • Clarifications on Schwiizerdütsch in Azure Speech Services
  • Archive Storage available in Switzerland North
  • Fsv2-Series in Switzerland West (was there in North already before)
  • AAD Domain Services in Switzerland West (was there in North already before)
  • Availability Zones Update and Services Launch Approach
  • Public Sector Cloud Design - Resources to Support Partners and Customers with Azure deployments in PS Switzerland

Dynamics 365

  • Update on D365 F&SCM/O Microservices - reach out if you have local demand 
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the slides from today's partner Swiss DCs update call. Main info:

Azure

  • Azure Price Reduction in Switzerland & Swiss DCs as Default Main Message to Market
  • Azure NetApp Files in Switzerland North & West
  • Data Box in Switzerland North and West
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services in Switzerland North 
  • Azure Route Server in Switzerland North
  • Speech Services STT & TTS mit Schwiizerdütsch
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from Friday's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info about concrete deployments:

Azure

  • Azure Stream Analytics launched in Switzerland North
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Azure

  • Few additionally deployed services in Switzerland per the pdf/recording
  • NDA heads-up on Azure NetApp Files ANF and M-series v2 VMs

Dynamics 365

  • Business Central launch, including note that all existing Swiss environments are automatically migrated from European DCs to Swiss DCs
  • Power Platform AI Builder launch 
  • D365 F&O / F&SCM reminder & heads-up on local deployments, region moves and microservices 
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Public Stories

  • Press Release on new services in Swiss DCs two weeks ago 
  • Groupe Mutuel story on D365, power platform and Azure one week ago

Azure

  • New GPUs with NVv3 in Switzerland North
  • Logic Apps GA in Switzerland North (was in preview before)
  • NDA update on an extract of upcoming workloads

M365

  • Good news on Whiteboard storage moving to OneDrive for Business and later SharePoint Online, therefore enabling local data residency possibilities and more control

Dynamics 365

  • D365 Marketing now generally available
  • NDA update on AI Builder
  • Special Call-outs on D365 Finance & Supply Chain Management / Operations: 
    • Default Region EU DCs and how to request Swiss DCs
    • Region Moves from EU DCs to Swiss DCs are not seamless and how to approach it

Please treat the content confidential under NDA expect publicly available information

Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

General

  • New public Swiss DCs client stories with Halter (D365 & Power Platform), Gebäudeversicherung Bern (Azure & M365 incl Teams) and Kantonsspital Baden (Azure & Teams)

Azure

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL: Hyperscale (Citus) launched in Switzerland North
  • Overview of available local services and roadmap update under NDA

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

  • Power Apps Portals and Power Virtual Agents now GA
  • Update on the upcoming deployments
Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

Azure

  • New deployments DB Migration Service, Premium Block Blobs, Fsv2 VMs and first GPUs with NCv3
  • Clarification on Switzerland West

M365

  • Live Events: captions now enabled 

Dynamics 365

  • D365 Finance, Supply Chain Management, Commerce and Sales Insight (in Switzerland North) and Customer Insights / Audience Insights now GA
  • D365 Marketing and PowerApps Portals available for first deployments through Corp enablement, GA planned later in May
  • Business Central: first positive timing indication as mentioned in the call recording

Please treat the content confidential under NDA expect publicly available information 

Primo
Microsoft

Please find attached the recording from today's partner Swiss DCs update call as well as the pdf slides for a quick overview. Main info:

General

  • New public cases with sensitive data in the Microsoft Cloud in Switzerland, click on screenshot in pdf to find the story
  • Microsoft Industry / vertical clouds (for Healthcare, etc) and Swiss data residency

M365

  • Dataverse for Teams launched in Switzerland
  • Live Events available out of Swiss DCs and related info 

Dynamics 365

  • Update on the upcoming deployments