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SharePoint Foundation takes care of all the provisioning details behind the scenes by adding and modifying records in a SQL Server database. The database administrator doesn’t need to create a new database or any new tables. The ASP.NET developer doesn’t need to create a new ASP.NET website to supply a user interface. And the system administrator doesn’t need to copy any files on the front-end web server or configure any Internet Information Services (IIS) settings. It all just works. That’s the magic of the SharePoint platform.


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SharePoint Foundation is the administration console for provisioning web sites