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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Creating Sites and Subsites

The chances are that you will have a SharePoint Administrator who will implement the initial set up of the SharePoint farm. This individual will be responsible for establishing the Central Administration site and might build out some individual Site Collections and related top-level sites.

A common point of confusion is deciding whether to create a Site Collection or a Subsite. This is because a Site Collection and a Subsite look and act the same (at first glance). SharePoint is flexible, so you could create a top-level site for Site Collection and deploy it to the organization to use as a regular SharePoint site. Table 3-2 provides guidance for choosing when to use a Site Collection versus a Subsite.

Table 3-2. When ...

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