I can , if required start with a clean slate so want to get the best solution possible.
I want Office 365 cloud email etc with a local domain controller.
What is the best solution for this that gives me single synced passwords & rights for users and no niggles at all anywhere down the line, compared to another OS that people know of.
Server 2012 Standard
Server 2012 Essentials
Server 2012 Foundation
Server 2008 R2
Are any better than others in terms of AD integration?
We are only 12 users but are at IT company so other certficates , inhouse SQL servers and member servers will doubtless happen in due course.
I just want to move my email solution to the MS cloud initially
and see if I like it then expand my solution from there