Remote Access to K4

Today we are starting a new adventure. A firm a few states away will be doing some design work for us. They will be connecting to our office through VPN and collaborating via K4.

Today we worked through the challenge of settting them up so they can use K4 with InDesign. Training was done through iChat. I told them that I expect a deluge of phone calls and instant messaging next week when they start working in K4. I will report here on our successes and challenges.

I suggested that they do not mount our photo network volume unless they need to see hi-res images. My experience in working with ID/IC/K4 from home is that pulling in actual photo information can greatly slow down opening an InDesign document.

This will be a real test of K4 as a communications tool. I suspect K4 Sticky Notes will be important.