Mobile (remote users) and active directory

Hi there

Users are becoming more and more mobile, so much so they want to live in the cloud and not have an office.

Security is important and it makes sense when setting up a bunch of laptops to have a server with AD to manage user logon accounts.
However, what happens if you decide to use e.g Azure as your server, O365 and other cloud based apps.
Single sign on is not a problem as you can use third party services to integrate with AD etc.

The problem is user devices...they dont connect to a traditional network...in fact they dont even have an office....they might never again communicate with the DC after they are added to it....so whats the point ?
Direct access is a possible option, but apparently does not work in an Azure environment.

Anyone have any ideas ?

Thanks
ggntt
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McKnifeCommented:
Nothing changes. The domain controller is in the cloud, that's all, same principle.
ggnttAuthor Commented:
and what about user devices?
McKnifeCommented:
I don't understand what you'd like to know.
Nothing changes, there's no difference if the DC is in the cloud or not. Being in the cloud means, the data is flowing through the internet, but that's a network as well, after all.

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