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Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany

Last Updated: 2/1/2017

Applies to

  • Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany

Microsoft Cloud Germany: Meeting German data protection requirements

Microsoft Cloud Germany is designed to meet strict German data protection requirements and includes a German data trustee, operating under German law, who controls physical and logical access to customer data. All customer data, and the systems that process or control access to customer data, reside in German datacenters. The network between these datacenters is isolated and dedicated within Germany.

Microsoft Cloud Germany provides a separate instance of Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Microsoft Dynamics, delivered from datacenters in Germany. As a result, commercial customers in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) can store and manage customer data in compliance with applicable German laws and regulations as well as key international standards. Microsoft personnel cannot access customer data without approval from and supervision by the German data trustee or customer.

See the Microsoft Cloud Germany datasheet for more information.

Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany: Selling German Cloud solutions in EU and EFTA

Once enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) for Microsoft Cloud Germany program, you'll use Partner Center to sell German Cloud-specific solutions and services to customers in EU and EFTA countries/regions.

Note
At the time this article was published, the following Partner Center features were not yet available in Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany (since publication, some of the features may have been added to Partner Center and this list may be out of date):

  • Find a partner
  • Marketing profiles
  • Referrals
  • License analytics
  • Customer insights
  • Notification center
  • Indirect reseller/provider model and settings
  • Check service health
  • Independent Software Vendor (ISV) enrollment
  • Customer special qualification

To comply with German laws and regulations that govern the collection and use of individuals' data as well as key international standards, the following Partner Center tasks are managed using specific service portals.

Feature or capabilityComplete tasks in
Partner user managementOffice 365 admin center or Azure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
Customer user managementOffice 365 admin center or Azure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
Reset user passwordAzure for Microsoft Cloud Germany admin portal
License managementOffice 365 admin center or Microsoft Cloud Germany Azure Active Directory Licensing portal

For information about managing users and licenses, see User and license management in Partner Center for Microsoft Cloud Germany.

For information about enrolling in CSP for Microsoft Cloud Germany, see Enrolling in CSP for Microsoft Cloud Germany.

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