Chapter 3. Data provisioning

The previous chapters showed you how many Microsoft SharePoint solutions rely on lists of items that contain data, such as contacts, files, and so on. When you develop a SharePoint solution, therefore, one of your main tasks is to provision data structures for these lists of items. In fact, whenever you need to develop a reusable and maintainable solution that will reside on many different site collections and has many different customers, you should formally define the data structures that you will use. Simply designing them through the SharePoint visual design interface from a web browser might seem easy (any end user can do it), but in the long run it will become a source of confusion. Formal definitions can be ...

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