Libraries and Lists as Data Management and Collaboration Tools

It is revealing to understand how SharePoint 2010 stores data, and the main repositories are libraries and lists. Some of the advantages provided by a SharePoint document library include the tools provided to the library administrator to control “who can do what” within the library, in terms of adding, deleting, editing, or just reading documents. In addition, versioning tools are available to track major and minor versions of files, as are alerts that inform users of changes, check-in and check-out controls, document templates available from the library, and powerful tools to create metadata that is added to the documents stored in the libraries.

Libraries are used for many purposes, ...

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