We run a small IT company.
For customers with between 5-25 users, we've always installed the Essentials version of Windows (e.g. WIndows Server 2012 R2 Essentials). We've always found this a good solution for smaller businesses.
I'm curious to understand how people are now designing solutions for their clients with the rise of Azure - are people still installing on-premise domain controllers? Or are they using Azure instead?
I've read that nothing is Azure can really replace a domain controller?