Considering the cost for Client Access Licenses, it is important to monitor and control who is using your CALs. As long as a file is checked out to a user, this user occupies a CAL and might in some cases block access for others if you are running out of licenses.
I am suggesting some options for administrators to handle CAls:
- Report of all files currently checked out - by whom, since when, and in which phase.
- Allow implementation of an automatic "dead-man-switch" for files that have been checked out for a certain number of days. An automatic notification could be sent out to the user to remind them that they have files checked out.
This could be done simultaneoulsy in Studio via a warning that files were discovered that have been checked out for some time. (the suggestion was also made to the Studio group)