I'm an experienced programmer and web developer, but I've never had any experience with .NET before. I'd like access to the source code of a particular site, but I don't know how to use Visual Studio. The original web developer isn't available, but told me that we're using a Windows Server 2003 and Visual Studio 2008. Would Visual Studio be installed directly to the server? Would I be able to install Visual Studio onto my own computer and access the server/source code from there? Also, if I installed Visual Studio, would it have to be the same version?
Forgive me, but I'm truly new at this. If someone could provide me an understanding while talking to me like I'm a five year old, I'd INCREDIBLY appreciate it!