Cloud Environment - Aras Innovator

Hello Everyone,

I work for a tech consulting firm that was just contacted by a potential client looking to deploy ARAS Innovator Open on a Microsoft Azure server. Now we can do the server no problem but since this is the Open version we can't get any tech support from ARAS and they said to ask the helpful people on the forums.

What we are looking for is if ARAS Innovator Open works in a terminal server environment or do we need to deploy desktops as well. Also the website indicates we only need the free SQL Express to run ARAS Innovator Open but the spec sheet I got from ARAS indicates we need full SQL. Could someone please clarify?