Sorry to sound naive, not a DBA or devloper, but I recently got copied into an architecture diagram for a new records management application, and noticed it had an MSSQL database, for records management type apps (similar concept to sharepoint), that are used to store office documents, i.e. docx, xlsx etc, surely those files dont reside in the database do they? I always viewed databases as storing only text only type data, not actual files. So if thats the case, what role would the database play (provide links to the files on a file share?)? ANy basic low tech management freindly explanation most welcome.