Microsoft will go live with locally hosted Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online by the end of March 2015.
The software-as-a-service applications will be hosted from within Microsoft's two existing data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, which launched in October to house Azure Australia.
According to Microsoft, local hosting will "provide customers with faster performance, offer geo-redundant backup and help address data residency considerations".
Australian Office 365 users are currently hosted out of Microsoft's Southeast Asia region in Singapore.
From March 2015, new customers will be automatically provisioned from Sydney and Melbourne, and existing customers will be transitioned across to the Australian points of presence, according to Steven Miller, office division business group director at Microsoft Australia.
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