Learn about Office 365 Germany

Office 365 Germany is a differentiated option to the Office 365 services already available across Europe. It helps address the needs of the most regulated customers in Germany, the European Union (EU), and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by delivering our industry-leading productivity services for digital work, from German datacenters, with data residency in Germany, and strict data access and control measures via a unique data trustee model governed under German law.

The data trustee, T-Systems International, an independent German company and subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, controls physical and logical access to customer data. Customer data cannot be accessed without approval from or supervision by the data trustee, which is governed by German law.

Learn more about how Office 365 Germany is designed to meet compliance and regulatory needs.

What Microsoft online services are available in Office 365 Germany?

Office 365 Germany plan offerings are aligned with global offers as much as possible. Exclusions include Yammer-related plans, plans that are nearing their end-of-life, and plans available by way of non-profit programs. Office 365 E5, SPE, and services listed in the Coming soon section will be available after general availability of Office 365 Germany.

The following services and features are available in some Office 365 Germany subscription plans. Additionally, see the Online Services Terms.

  • Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2016, and Office 20131. Note that Office 2013 requires that modern authentication be enabled.

  • Exchange Online

  • SharePoint Online

  • OneDrive for Business

  • Skype for Business

  • Exchange Online Protection

  • Office Online

  • Office 365 Video

  • Project Online

  • Visio Online

  • Groups

  • Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

  • Customer Lockbox

  • Advanced eDiscovery

  • Advanced Threat Protection

  • Office 365 Threat Intelligence

  • Office 365 Advanced Data Governance

  • Audit Log Search

  • Power BI Pro

1Office 365 Germany plans include client software applications that are installed and run on an end-user’s device (“client software applications”), such as Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013, and Office 2016. Client software applications do not operate exclusively in German data centers and may enable an end-user to access online services that are not German Online Services. For purposes of your agreement with Microsoft, client software applications are not German Online Services. German data residency commitments and access control by German data trustee apply only to the German Online Services.

General information

Sign in portal

https://portal.office.de

Subscriptions, billing, and technical support

Germany-based support available in German and English For details, see Contact Office 365 for business support - Admin Help.

IP Addresses and URLs

See Office 365 Germany endpoints.

Yammer

Not available.

Versions of Office older than Office 2013 or Office 365 ProPlus1

Not supported.

Office Lens

Not available.

Ability to buy a domain from within Office 365

Not available.

SharePoint Store

Each app that is available in a Microsoft app store is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of a Microsoft app store and any app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please work with the app publisher to make sure it meets requirements for your Office 365 Germany deployment.

Coming soon

Due to the unique nature of Office 365 Germany, there are some features that have not yet been enabled. You will see the services come closer to full feature parity with global services over time. The sections below highlight some of the differences you will find in each service. For a more detailed look at services available for each Office 365 plan, see the Office 365 Service Description.

Office 365 Suite

The following features are coming soon:

SharePoint Online

The following feature is coming soon:

  • The ability to share content with external users of an Office 365 tenant other than Office 365 Germany.

  • Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

OneDrive for Business

The following feature is coming soon:

  • OneDrive for Business on Windows Phone

Exchange Online

The following features are coming soon:

Skype for Business

The following features are coming soon:

  • Skype Meeting Broadcast: enables Office 365 users to produce and broadcast a meeting on the internet with up to 10,000 attendees.

  • Cloud PBX: enables you to use Skype for Business and either your company's existing phone lines or the Skype for Business PSTN Calling service for inbound and outbound calls.

  • PSTN Conferencing: enables dial-in conferencing in which at least one participant dials in to the audio portion by using a PSTN (public switched telephone network) phone.

  • PSTN Calling: allows you to search for, acquire, and assign phone numbers to users in your organization so that they can make calls to and receive calls from people inside and outside of the organization.

  • Skype for Business Web Scheduler: provides a web-based way to schedule a Skype for Business Meeting.

  • Public IM connectivity: enables a Skype for Business user to connect with users outside of organizations that use Skype, Microsoft’s consumer communication platform.

  • Chat and Presence support in Outlook Web App: For customers with both Skype for Business and Exchange Online, Outlook Web App provides IM, presence, status updates based on Exchange calendar information, and Skype for Business Meeting scheduling.

  • Unified Contact Store

  • Archiving interoperability with Exchange Online

  • Unified Messaging interoperability with Exchange Online

OneNote

OneNote Online is available, but OneNote Services are not yet available.

Available:

  • OneNote Online (with Notebooks link disabled)

Not available:

  • OneNote Services

    • Clipper

    • Education tools (Learning tools, Class notebook, Staff notebook)

    • Background services such as handwriting recognition and augmentation.

Office Online

The following feature is coming soon:

  • File, New command in Office Online programs

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