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How do I determine through API if a Sharepoint site updated or not? We are writing a tool that connects to Sharepoint site and downloads it on the local computer as a model. When someone adds or removes lists/libraries or changes list/library properties, the local model becomes outdated. Can I in simple way query remote site to determine such changes?

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SPSite.LastContentModifiedDate might be what you are looking for

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I have found the ChangeLog to work pretty good in these type of situations:

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