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Primo
Microsoft

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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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
kathodion
Level 1 Contributor

Hi Primo

Where can I find the meeting link for the Swiss DCs Regular Partner Update Calls?

Best regards

Pascal

Primo
Microsoft

Hi Pascal,
good point, thanks. The invitation was shared on the old Msft Partner Network Yammer page, which isn't really used any longer. Please find the iCalendar invite attached. If it doesn't work, drop me a note to primo.amrein@microsoft.com
Cheers,
Primo

kathodion
Level 1 Contributor

Hi Primo,

thank you for the invite. Unfortunately, it looks like the meeting ics has some issues. It is not a regular meeting and its dates' back to 28.08.2020 as you can see on the picture. Would you have a way to adjust this?

 

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Best regards,

Pascal

 

Primo
Microsoft

Hi Pascal,

let me just forward you the series. Please let me know your mail address or send me a note to primo.amrein@microsoft.com if you prefer not stating your mail address here. Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Primo

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:

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