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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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Common Functionality of Lists and Libraries

Earlier we said that a library is just a special list, so what functionality do libraries and lists share? Both lists and libraries can add metadata through columns, and using those columns create specialized views to only see the relevant items. Lists and libraries also share the ability to store items in folders. This book has argued the greatness of metadata, but sometimes folders are the answer. The recycle bin functionality captures any items in a list or library that are deleted and keeps them for a default period of 30 days. There is also the Actions menu, which offers functionality such as Alert Me, Export to Excel, and many more pieces of additional functionality. The following sections provide ...

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