Microsoft yesterday opened up new VS Online instance in the Azure “West Europe” region. Microsoft is planning to make VS Online a truly global service and they will be adding more regions around the world based on feedback in the coming months. People are preferring to have local regions for online services mainly because of the comfort of having their data on “home soil” and reduced latency to access the service.
You can get started today by going to http://visualstudio.com and creating a new account. The account creation page will auto detect the data center that’s nearest to you or you can click the “change options” link to override the choice.
There is currently no way to move an existing account from one region to another, but Microsoft will be making it possible in the next few months.
Read more about it here.