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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Lists

Lists are the basic method within SharePoint to track information. For example, you can use a task list for team tasks, use a contacts list to share all your vendor contacts, or create your own custom list template to track sales leads.

A list is simply rows and columns of information. In SharePoint, everything is stored in a list, which makes user adoption easier because although there are different list and library templates, the basic list functionality is the same. You can attach files to items within the list. This is different from a document library; because a document library is centered on the documents, whereas an attachment to an item is considered additional information or metadata. Think of the scenario of a help desk ticket. ...

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