"I particularly like how they assume that "journeying to the cloud" is inevitable, even though it's certainly not."
Exactly why I am starting the migration from windows in some of our security zones. Don't really trust MS anymore (havent for a while) with their licensing, along with their push to cloud, where these zones can not have any direct access to the internet, only select servers can, which need to be proxied to a lower security zone get their data from there. Which would get its data from the internet via another proxy.
So how can you go 'cloud' when you are required to have the hardware in house and not connected to the internet?
That was a problem our parent company had when they cancelled the enterprise agreement for office and moved to office 365, I asked, how were they intending on supporting high security zones that cant connect to the internet. The response, we didn't think of that. erm, you will have to buy office 2016 licenses.
The push to the 'cloud' is idiotic. Especially microsoft and their want to get everyone on theirs. They are pushing people away from their own OS, neglecting software that people use to get them to use the 'cloud'. When it finally goes back to on premise again, which it will (cycles and all), they will have lost the home and enterprise market.