Considering their location, client machines can be local or remote. Local clients are those that can access the server using a Local Area Network (LAN). This is the local development site where the server resides and from where the majority of the work is accomplished.
Sometimes, however, there are situations in which users need to connect from remote locations. Maybe they work from home or are in a different location and need to make a change to the database.
Local users can access the SourceSafe server directly through the LAN connection, while remote users can reach it through the XML Web service, or through a Virtual Private Network.
At the local development site the clients ...