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SharePoint Containment Hierarchy

The SharePoint Containment Hierarchy is important to know in SharePoint development and administration.  In development, we use the containment hierarchy to build out the context in which our customization manipulates the SharePoint API.  In administration, the creation of new SharePoint artifacts and building a scalable, well-organized farm depends on the proper usage of the containment hierarchy (example, when to create a Site Collection versus a Site).

Below is the containment hierarchy (Courtesy of Joel Oleson) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joelo/archive/2007/09/05/sharepoint-containment-hierarchy.aspx

Some objects that aren’t listed are columns, pages, and views.  These can be made securable under custom development with some work.  Trust me, I wish we could have ‘Administrative’ columns for list owners (think ‘Manager Comments’…)  Maybe in future versions…who knows!

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