Look out for unlimited amounts of versions in SharePoint

From Secrets of SharePoint – Tip of the Day

Mattias Karlsson

SharePoint offers versioning of documents and items and for document libraries we are able to have both minor and major versions. Each version of a document, both minor and major version is stored in the content database as a full version. This means that a 10MB PowerPoint presentation that has 10 versions is using 100 MB in your content database. Combine that with a number of draft versions and a lot of documents we can save much storage by limit the amount of versions.

Versioning is changed from the list settings page and Versioning.

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About Rick Backus

A technology consultant with over 25 years of IT, consulting and business technology industry experience. Specializing in integrating application, information and content management with business process and network infrastructure. Helping clients get the most out of technology to enable increased productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and competitive advantage.

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