"The SQL Server data portability documentation explains various mechanisms by which user-created data in SQL Server can be extracted for use in other software products. These mechanisms include import/export functionality, documented APIs, industry standard formats, or documented data structures/file formats.
Version: Version 1
Date Published: 11/8/2011
Most (cough... 99.99% of you) won't care too much about this, but for my day job I might need this one day, so...
Why? Because my day is currently related to Electronic Data Discovery/Electronically Stored Information (EDD/ESI) and while we've bee doing email systems, files, etc for a while now, "database discovery" is starting to gain some interest. And that's going to be a hairy beast... So when I saw "Data Portability" my ears perked up. I don't think it's actually a 1:1 match, but I can see some overlap, etc. (And the past set of MS doc's I've blogged about have saved my bacon a few times, so... :)