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Special Edition Using Microsoft® SharePoint Portal Server by Robert Ferguson

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Web Storage System

In Chapter 15, we saw how to access different storage systems, such as relational databases and Active Directory. We were able to query and retrieve information from SQL Server and Windows 2000 Active Directory in XML format. In this chapter, we want to explore the Web Storage System (WSS), which is the underlying storage mechanism in SharePoint Portal Server and Exchange 2000.

WSS is a hierarchical database that stores objects and has a schema that can be extended for different types of objects. Each item has a default schema that represents the properties and values of stored items. In the next section, we will introduce a tool that can be used for exploring these items. One of the most important benefits of WSS is that all ...

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