How To Know Which Microsoft Cloud Services Are Available In Your Country

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So you want to try out the latest cloud technologies from Microsoft. Maybe you heard of Azure, and you would like to give it shot? You well may be seeking to roll-out Office 365 in your organization or you may want to deploy an efficient BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy for all your field based teams that rely on mobile connectivity using Microsoft Intune. Now you are ready to roll, but wait . . . is that technology available in your country yet?

You may be forgiven to think that Microsoft rolls out its cloud platforms world wide and makes them available in all countries, all at the same time, well that’s far from reality. Microsoft, like many other international conglomerates not have an equal (and often welcome) presence  in all countries at the same. In line with the US government policy, there are some countries where Microsoft does not make available it’s products at all, these are:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

The rest of the countries where Microsoft’s products are available especially it’s cloud based technologies is largely dependent on the following factors:

  1. The existence of a Microsoft office or a present of a minimum threshold of Microsoft Partners
  2. Geo-political Issues (Tax – laws and government policy towards mult-national companies).
  3. The levels of internet connectivity
  4. The maturity of the economy, especially the digital economy
  5. Language support (English does not work everywhere)

The factors listed above and more, then result in Microsoft rolling out it’s services globally, one market after the other, and not in a haphazard fashion. The evidence of such an approach is seen in the distribution of some of Microsoft’s cloud technologies below. You can view the full list of the distribution of Microsoft Online services here:

Office 365, Exchange Online Protection, and Power BI

Languages
(service-specific UI, documentation, support)
Countries and regions
 Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China Tooltip Icon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Macedonia (FYRO), Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing

Languages
(service-specific UI, documentation, support)
Countries and regions
Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela

System Center Advisor

Languages
(service-specific UI, documentation, support)
Countries and regions
English Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States

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