Making your email experience as fast as possible is a goal shared across the Outlook.com team—from product designers to storage architects. Some of that work happens in the UI—an example of this is the significantly speedier web experience we introduced in the new Outlook.com beta. Other work involves the way we operate our networks and datacenters. A key part of keeping performance snappy is to store your data in a region that optimizes performance, which is typically based on the proximity of datacenters to where you are located. Today, we’re excited to share ways we’ve updated Outlook.com to be more intelligent about where your mailbox data is stored.