As my client is looking to move 90% of the infrastructure cloud based we are looking to avoid renewing the Citrix licensing and the advanced 365 packed of office to support the Citrix infrastructure. Historically users needed Citrix to gain access to an application that has been phased out along with emails/outlook and Central Folders (business file repository). In order to completely remove the reliance now i need to find an alternate solution for local file access when users are out on the road. We maybe moving towards Team sites and SharePoint via 365 in the near future that will allow this kind of access but in the short term i need to find an alternate solution. We have had issues historically with WiFi in hotels preventing access via VPN and so we are looking for something that will bypass this but keep security in place. Has any one implemented a Direct Access solution and/or something that will run over HTTP/HTTPS. We do have WatchGuards at each Edge location so if a solution around this was possible i would be very interested. The file server is 2008 R2, we have a replicated server in Azure (DFS) so access via there is also an option.
Any ideas and/or thought would be much appreciated.