Where will my data be stored/hosted?

UNSW email data will be hosted within Microsoft's Australian Data Centres.

The UNSW tenancy (the email service) on Office 365 platform is hosted in 'Microsoft's Australian Data Centres (Sydney and Melbourne). The tenancy is region bound and the region settings are controlled by UNSW tenancy administrators.

Microsoft commits to keep UNSW data (Exchange Online mailbox content and SharePoint Online site content and the files stored within that site) 'at rest' within these geographic areas.

Note: User Directory data is stored in Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AAD) service which replicates data to all it's Office365 data centres worldwide. User directory contains user name and credentials as well as user attributes. User credentials are hash synchronised from UNSW User Directory. Neither users themselves not Microsoft can see or change passwords on the Office365 platform.