[thelist] Sharepoint a database?

Chris Anderson Chris at activeide.com
Tue Apr 1 14:30:00 CDT 2008

> I inquired, "Shouldn't we have a NORMALIZED data store for efficient
> storage and retrieval of data?"
> The lead says, "SharePoint does this... we don't need Oracle or SQL."
> Hmm... has technology changed since my last project?  Is SharePoint a
> database?  Should I shut my mouth and forge ahead, or... ?
> Hmm...

Sharepoint Services *uses* a database (MSDE or full SQL Server)
It's not a database in its own right, and you *do* need SQL (Server).

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