Best approach to cloud computing is?

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I would like to run/travel with a clean laptop with nothing on it, but the programs I run. No password so TSA can have a look.

Want to pull everything down from the cloud.

What's the best approach.

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And what are the programs you run? While many apps already have the functionality to sync files to the cloud (O365, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc), that doesnt apply to all.

In general, if you are using Office 365/Microsoft 365, best thing you can do is join the device to Azure AD. This will allow you to login with your O365 username and access most resources automatically. If you want to leave the device without a password however, your only option is a local account, which means you will have to do additional configuration to get your files synced, depending on the app/service used.
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Most cloud computing concepts require a local component sync'd with a cloud counterpart.  I use Drop Box because it syncs to my iPhone as well. I travel outside of my country with my computer. I keep it turned off going through security. Laptops go in a separate bin and not in your pack.  No issues.

Are you having an issue with Airline Security?

No data on your computer means you cannot use it in any practical way on a plane or in a location without internet.

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Could/should I do something like set up my own server at home, and have that as my cloud so to speak.

Connect to it via a VPN and use Azure or not?

What would be the considerations/steps in setting up my own server?

Router/switch plus a seperate PC?
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Yes. You can do that. I have a Cisco VPN router in my home office and I can tunnel in and get files from the home computer. Works fine.

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Ref: https://products.office.com/en/business/office-365-trust-center-welcome
"...With Office 365, it’s your data. You own it. You control it. And it is yours to take with you if you decide to leave the service. The core tenets of our approach to earning and maintaining your trust are:..."

Ref: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/back-up-email
"...Point in time restoration of mailbox items is out of scope for the Exchange Online service. However, Exchange Online offers extensive retention and recovery support for your organization's email infrastructure, and your mailbox data is available when you need it, no matter what happens. For more information about additional options, see the following topics:..."


CUSTOMER PERCEPTION:
Microsoft takes care of backups - Right? This is the biggest misunderstanding in the Office 365 market.
CUSTOMER REALITY:
Microsoft takes care of everything Microsoft takes care of the infrastructure, but the data remains the customer's responsibility.

It is your responsibility to make sure is your data backed up. Also, security in the cloud is a shared responsibility. Get to know your provider, understand where the lines are drawn, and plan accordingly.

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Thank you all.
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help

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