I wanted to see if this was a viable connection method as opposed to Remote Desktop so I tried it and it's nowhere near as good. I appreciate that it comes down to internet speeds etc but the performance difference between VPN and Remote Desktop is like the proverbial turtle-hare comparison. For example on VPN , it takes about 90 seconds to start PW, 120 seconds to run a time card report and 45 seconds to load the schedule for a future date (10 columns). The pick list takes about 40 seconds to come up and opening someone's clipboard takes about 30 seconds. In comparison, when going through Remote Desktop is like being right there. I'm using the VPN service provided through our Netgear router's hardware and it's really cool to have your PC be on the office LAN while you're @ home, it's simply not practical for PW.
Does anyone have better results or another approach other than Remote Desktop?