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

I LOVE traveling our little planet. In my quest to visit every country in the world I've got about 35 UN countries left! I'm not just country hopping, but looking for the most immersive cultural experiences and capturing them as photos and videos. Yes, I'm also a geek. I've been recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director, a community leadership award. When not traveling, I'm in paradise in sunny southern California as I'm a Senior IT Manager at Blizzard Entertainment.

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