I'm going to Australia next week. Can I reach the Microsoft OneDrive cloud in Sydney?

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I have files on my Microsoft OneDrive cloud. Can I reach them with my laptop in Australia?
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ITSysTechSenior Systems Administrator
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Yes, you should be able to use the OverDrive app internationally. You will have access to titles you've downloaded in the app, and as long as you have an internet connection, you should be able to borrow and download new titles as usual. However, please keep in mind that some countries block certain types of internet traffic, including library downloads. In this case, OverDrive would have no control over the restriction. These situations are rare.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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If you have a standard Wi-Fi connection (not hampered or filtered out) then yes you can do this. One Drive is not a function of location, but rather of having a good signal.
ITSysTechSenior Systems Administrator
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Sorry, I miss read your title as OverDrive.
ITSysTechSenior Systems Administrator
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I did have issues using OneDrive while in mainland China because they block and sensor their internet however, I would doubt the Aussie's would block OneDrive connections.
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"I would doubt the Aussie's would block OneDrive connections.“

Australian Government will not but ISP will block OneDrive under parental control.

https://crowdsupport.telstra.com.au/t5/Telstra-Broadband-Protect-Online/OneDrive-app-being-blocked-by-Telstra-Protect-Parental-Controls/td-p/614109

If you are staying in your friend's home, you need to ask your friend to turn off parental control from their ISP or you will not be able to access OneDrive.

Why?

OneDrive is famous for its excellent network infrastructure from its datacentres. So, some users of OneDrive upload pornographic media to OneDrive for video streaming to their peers and some ISP might think that it is better to put OneDrive under parental control.
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Thanks all. This is extremely helpful.  I'm doing a talk with a Word text and a PP projection. To 150 doctors.  I've moved all the stuff to my OneDrive account. The question I had was, would I be able to make last minute changes to my oncloud files, or should I physically move them to my travelling laptop.  Neither is terribly problematic, but, I did want to know. . .  The responses here have been extremely helpful.  When I get back, I'll report on just how everything worked with the cloud, the travelling laptop, and everything else.  Thanks for all the help.  It's so great to have so many knowlegable people available for advise. GoExpertsExchange!!!!

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