Where is the change log?

Shane today in class was looking for where the SharePoint change log is.  I did a quick search and found a decent answer on MSDN with detail on Change Log Freshness
 
"The Change Log is a physical table in each content database, and each transaction writes to the log." The Change Log recevied by hitting the lists web service http://<Site>/_vti_bin/Lists.asmx  GetListItemChanges with GetListItemChangesSinceToken method of the Lists Web service to get changes starting from a specified point in time."
 
Found a great WSS 3.0 web service one page quick reference on Look Alive blog which I’m sure came from across the various MSDN pages.
 
Note: The change log is security trimmed.  "The change log returns a list of SPChange objects for changes that happened, for example, to the following object types:
  • Items, files, and folders
  • List metadata
  • Site metadata
  • Security"

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Joel Oleson

SharePoint and Office 365 MVP Office Apps and Services + RD and Former Microsoft Product Manager at Microsoft and original Architect of the first version of SharePoint Online... Joel is a Technology Evangelist who loves to travel. He lives in Oceanside California. Currently a Free Agent... find me on linked in. He frequently Speaks at conferences, delivers webinars, and helps customers with their strategy and adoption.

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