I might have get dragged into a Project involving moving the whole IT shop into Azure. Now that means they have on-site AD, LOB Applications, SQL, Sharepoint etc, plus of course moving to Office 365, including Exchange and Lync.
After some reading, I can understand that most of services and server functions can be moved to Azure (great answer by Katherine Villyard https://serverfault.com/a/569754/236828). But how about printing? In my head, running a Windows server as a print server in Azure, would cause a lot of traffic back and forth for print jobs. First the print job might be spooled on the client (on-site), sent to Azure to a print server, then sent back again from the print server to the actual printer on-site. As most IT people know, some print jobs are pretty big, especially when Marketing decides to go crazy for a new campaign. How to deal with that situation?
The client wants to get rid of all servers on-site and move everything into Azure, and just to make it even worse, to replace the wired network with wireless everywhere.
As an old guy in the business, I feel a little sad that this might be the future for IT admins. Either work directly with servers at a cloud provider, or just sit in a clean office and administrating users and groups with Office 365, doing simple things and reading endless EULAs and manage pay-as-you-go services. I can't think of anything more boring, not being able to feel and touch some real hardware sometimes (and no, I don't consider laptops and tablets as real hardware).