In response to the question:  Does change highlighting take affect if the Resource Pool is changed (i.e. the rate is changed)? 

The response: Yes, if user has both the Resource Pool .mpp and the Sharer File(s) open.  Then the user would see change highlighting in the Sharer Files. 

An example:  A user has access to change the Resource Pool and Sharer Files.  If the user changes Sebastian’s rate in the Resource Pool and Sebastian has assignments in the Sharer Files that are open.  When the user opens and changes the rate for Sebastian, the user would see the rate change in Change Highlighting in the project Sharer Files that are open on the user’s machine.