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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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Developing SharePoint Site Definitions

One of the advantages of using SharePoint for hosting websites is the ability to create additional sites based on templates. A site template contains a customization of a base site, and it has a .wsp extension. If the solution you want to implement consists of only a set of customizations (such as adding some libraries, lists, and so on), you could use a site template. However, the use of site templates might not always be the optimal solution when the need arises to create sites with similar or identical functionality. Site templates cannot contain custom Web Parts, workflows, events, or master pages; that is, SharePoint components that are based on custom files stored on the servers, and the site templates ...

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