SharePoint Internals Happiness!

Recently when I was trying to isolate out how the SharePoint internal authentication system (ACL / ACE) worked, I ran into the following documents describing the internals of SharePoint content databases quite detailed.

The documentation is major since august already, but I thought just to give it some more attention in cause you might have missed it.

You can find it here:

[MS-WSSFO]: Windows SharePoint Services (WSS): File Operations Database Communications Protocol Specification

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc448602.aspx

It also lists the table and views used in the SharePoint content databases. Excellent information if you want to know more on the internals of SharePoint.