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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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The Importance of Document Libraries

The document library is the standard list for storing documents and files in SharePoint Server 2007. Documents can be stored as attachments in other kinds of lists, but a document library is the only place in SharePoint Server 2007 where documents themselves are the main list item.

In Figure 9-1, you can see a typical document library with a variety of Microsoft Office system documents stored in it. It is theoretically possible to store almost any type of file in a document library, including scanned images, Zip files, audio files, and video media. However, you will find that there are both file type and size limitations that will enforce a pragmatic limitation on which files users will upload or create in a ...

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