onedrive on azure vm

eg1995 1,131 Reputation points


if i provisionned azure vm and connected onedrive on it. will i be charged for outbound connections? noting that ofifce365 and azure are both Microsoft services?


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An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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OneDrive: A Microsoft file hosting and synchronization service.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 23,811 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @eg1995 Thank you for reaching out!

    A Quick Disclaimer: *Pricing is a constantly evolving area so for the most up to date information I always encourage everyone to check out the Azure Price Calculator and the Bandwidth pricing page.*

    Having said that, the Microsoft global network includes Virtual Machines, Microsoft 365, Xbox, SQL DBs, Storage, and virtual networks:

    "...traffic stays on Microsoft network as long as possible before we hand it off.

    So, does that mean any and all traffic when using Microsoft services? Yes, any traffic between data centers, within Microsoft Azure or between Microsoft services such as Virtual Machines, Microsoft 365, XBox, SQL DBs, Storage, and virtual networks are routed within our global network and never over the public Internet, to ensure optimal performance and integrity."

    As a test, I uploaded 10GB worth of files to OneDrive (which was very quick!) and I'll update you with my VM cost analysis as soon as it refreshes.

    @eg1995 As promised, below is the before and after. While the test was far from perfect (relatively low data amounts with identical 1GB files) you can see there was a charge for outbound traffic to my test OneDrive account. The upload was quite fast, however, and I was able to complete the test in just a couple minutes before waiting for the cost analysis page to update.

    This is just an example though and when planning costs you'll want to get the most up to date pricing information for your area using the Azure Price Calculator and the Bandwidth pricing page.


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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 22,236 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @eg1995 ,
    What's the meaning of "outbound connections"?
    As far as I know Azure VM desktop and OneDrive need to paid for each other and OneDrive contain Free version.
    You can assign license to the same Microsoft account for Azure VM desktop and OneDrive.
    For Azure Virtual Desktop:
    For OneDrive:

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  2. eg1995 1,131 Reputation points

    Outbound connections means the bandwidth charges for the connections. I am talking about azure bandwidth

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  3. eg1995 1,131 Reputation points

    thanks man i will wait for that
    logically speaking everything coming out from azure will be charged but what about if my azure vm and my office365 services were located in the same region? this is exactly what i am looking for. because bandwidth in the same azure region are free between resources

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