We are using Windows Azure and instead of having an on-premises domain controller they want to have the VM in the cloud act as the Active Directory DC. I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter with Server Essentials.
The Azure VM is launched in its own Virtual Network so that I have address space for the VPN. Now am I able to join desktops using Azure connect and have those desktops with roaming profiles? The idea is to have the users' desktop and the DC in the cloud. If I use Essentials connect can I accomplish this?
edit: Just want to use Windows Azure the same as I would use an on premises Server 2012 with Essentials role installed with roaming profiles. This means that we need Essentials Connector or VPN or Direct Connect to join work stations remotely with the DC.